Van Dyke Haebler Center

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The Van Dyke Haebler Center, one of Ascension Columbia St. Mary's premier women’s imaging centers, is committed to serving women’s health needs. The Center’s outstanding staff of physicians, technologists and nurses are exceptionally qualified in breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment. They consistently receive the highest rating in mammography given by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including a special letter of commendation for superior technique.

Next-day results are provided for screening mammograms and same-day results are provided for diagnostic mammograms. Other services provided by the Center include minimally invasive biopsies using state of the art techniques like ultrasound guided needle and stereotactic mammotome biopsies. Women receive results within 24 hours. Also, a Breast Health Clinician provides personal education and counseling for women diagnosed with breast cancer.

The Center was designed with a women’s needs in mind. Special amenities like plush robes and a private waiting area, have been added to promote comfort.

Every Woman Deserves 3D Mammography 
When a better technology is discovered, we believe everyone should have access to it.

That’s why Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s is the first and only hospital system in southeastern Wisconsin to provide 3D mammography for ALL patients.

The benefits of 3D mammography are numerous and well established. A study published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) looked at 454,850 breast screening examinations and found 3D mammography detects 41 percent more invasive breast cancer and decreases the rate of false positives by up to 40 percent. This means cancer is caught earlier and patients often require less treatment and therefore experience fewer side-effects - to say nothing of the reduction in stress and anxiety for women who were forced to undergo unnecessary follow-up exams after a false positive.

And while other health systems may charge extra for 3D mammography, if they offer it at all, our 3D charges are the same as 2D.

3D Mammography at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s — It’s a new dimension of care for women.

Double Check
When it comes to mammograms, it is important that your radiologist is confident is confident in the accuracy of your results. We are proud to be the first facility in the State of Wisconsin to offer ImageChecker computerized steering technology, a revolutionary way to assist radiologists in accurately diagnosing breast cancer. Studies show that the radiologists alone detect 87 percent of the abnormalities shown on the film. When the ImageChecker is added to the radiologists expertise, the detection rate of visible cancer rises to 98 percent. Radiologists read the mammogram, and the ImageChecker rechecks and highlights suspicious areas to recheck again. It is an important - often lifesaving- double check that can help radiologists detect tumors earlier when they are most treatable.

Fast Facts

  • Screening and Diagnostic Tools
    Van Dyke Haebler offers the latest technology with 3D Tomosynthesis Mammography and R2 ImageChecker. 

  • Results Within 24 Hours

    There's no need to lose sleep over a suspicious area. 

  • Dedicated and Caring Staff
    The Center is one of very few with a dedicated Radiologist. 

  • Tour the Center
    The Center was designed for women by women. Take a tour and see what makes it so unique. 

  • Scheduling a Mammogram
    Don't put off your next appointment schedule online or call now to schedule, 414-326-1800. 

Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Women's Hospital
Van Dyke Haebler Center
2323 N. Lake Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 

Central Scheduling: 414-326-1800



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