Breast Care Center

Longmont United Hospital

1950 Mountain View Ave
Longmont, Colorado 80501
Emergency Room: 24/7

40.1822195, -105.1260783

Latitude: 40.1822195, Longitude: -105.1260783

Breast Care Center

Longmont United Hospital

Woman's Imaging Center

When you choose to have your mammogram at Longmont United Hospital's Women's Imaging Center, you'll have added peace of mind knowing your films are read by one of our board certified dedicated radiologists. Plus you'll find our caring staff and spa-like atmosphere creates an environment that offers women a comfortable experience for their breast imaging appointments

Women who undergo routine mammograms at the Women's Imaging Center have the latest screening and diagnostic technology available to them. Longmont United Hospital is one of the first hospitals in Boulder County to offer 3D breast tomosynthesis – also known as 3D mammography.

3D mammography offers exceptionally sharp breast images, an advanced ergonomic design providing more patient comfort, and a ground-breaking 3D tomosynthesis platform designed to deliver superior screening and diagnostic performance.

Breast tomosynthesis is a revolutionary technology that gives radiologists the ability to identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue. During a breast tomosynthesis exam, multiple, low-dose images of the breast are acquired at different angles. These images are then used to produce a series of one-millimeter thick slices that can be viewed as a 3D reconstruction of the breast.

The advantages to 3D mammography include:

  • Greater Accuracy
  • Early Detection
  • 40% fewer call backs
  • Reduced false positives

Schedule your mammogram today. 

Phone: 303-651-5121

Marva Amerine with family Marva Amerine with family

Mammograms Save Moms

Marva Amerine has always made sure to get a mammogram every year. Just before Thanksgiving, she went to Longmont United Hospital for her annual screening. While she was out of town celebrating the holiday, she received a call asking her to come back for additional pictures. Marva wasn’t worried, she had dense breast tissue, so she was used to doctors asking for a second look.

Marva returned to Longmont United Hospital’s Imaging Center the following Thursday for a second mammogram. Afterwards, radiologists wanted to take an even closer look, so Marva stayed and had an ultrasound. The ultrasound revealed a troubling spot. The Centura Health Breast Care team asked Marva to stay for a biopsy and more imaging. Those tests identified there were actually three spots that needed evaluation.

  • Read Marva's full story

    Marva Amerine has always made sure to get a mammogram every year. Just before Thanksgiving, she went to Longmont United Hospital for her annual screening. While she was out of town celebrating the holiday, she received a call asking her to come back for additional pictures. Marva wasn’t worried, she had dense breast tissue, so she was used to doctors asking for a second look.

    Marva returned to Longmont United Hospital’s Imaging Center the following Thursday for a second mammogram. Afterwards, radiologists wanted to take an even closer look, so Marva stayed and had an ultrasound. The ultrasound revealed a troubling spot. The Centura Health Breast Care team asked Marva to stay for a biopsy and more imaging. Those tests identified there were actually three spots that needed evaluation.

    “I thought this is really getting scary. I texted my husband right then and there.  I told the imaging specialists, ‘You are starting to freak me out,’” said Marva. “The next Monday was when I received the news that one of the spots was cancer. It just happened to be my birthday, I remember thinking ‘Happy fricking Birthday,’ but as I learned more about my specific breast cancer, I was just thankful because it was caught so early and so small. It took a few days to reframe it in my mind, but that was probably the best birthday gift I could get.”

    Marva was referred to Dr. Gerlinde Tynan, a dedicated breast surgeon with Centura Health Breast Care. Although she appreciated the referral, Marva was determined to the find the absolute best breast surgeon, the best oncologist, the best everything. Her search and everyone she spoke with led her straight back to Dr. Tynan.

    “I’m a wife and a mom. We have a two-and-a-half year old boy. I need to be here. I want to know I’m getting the right people,” said Marva. 

    One month prior to her diagnosis, Marva learned her cousin had been diagnosed with breast cancer so she decided to seek genetic counseling. While researching her family, she learned four aunts and her grandmother had also battled breast cancer and a fifth aunt had another form of cancer. Armed with that information, Marva chose to pursue the most aggressive treatment and have both her breasts surgically removed.

    The driving force behind Marva’s decision is a toddler named Jerron Thomas or JT for short. Marva had a long journey to parenthood that ended happily with the adoption of a boy she calls her miracle and shining light.

    “We waited our lifetimes for him. He’s so smart and intuitive. He picks up on everything. My biggest fear for him through this is that I don’t want it to be a traumatic part of his childhood in any way,” said Marva. “I have my husband and my son, and a lot of years left here and a lot of impact that I want to make in the world and his world. I thank God each day that the mammogram did its job.”

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  • Additional Services

    Additional Women's Imaging Center Diagnostics Include:

    • Breast MRI
    • Breast Ultrasound
    • Ductography
    • Aspiration
    • Stereotactic Biopsy
    • Ultrasound-guided Biopsy
    • MRI Guided Biopsy
    • Needle Localization