Calvert Medical Imaging Center (CMIC) provides breast-imaging services and is located on the lower level of the Calvert Medical Arts Building where the center is located. The facility, which is recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, houses a private women’s imaging center with state-of-the-art imaging systems - 3D mammography digital mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and stereotactic biopsy.
Calvert Medical Imaging is one of the few facilities in Maryland that offers 3D mammography. Women in our community are so fortunate to have this technology available to them. Why? It is particularly beneficial for women with dense breasts because it allows radiologists to see through overlapping tissue much more clearly. They are also able to see lesions of the breast better. 3D allows a greater rate of cancer detection—an estimated 20 percent better than 2D alone and the “call-back” rate is much lower.
In addition, evidence has shown that radiologists dedicated to reading breast images find more cancers at earlier stages. A unique collaboration with Johns Hopkins brings tertiary-level breast imaging expertise to our local community. Breast imaging experts from Johns Hopkins read all screening mammograms and breast MRIs performed at CMIC and are on-site one day a week to perform biopsies and other special procedures. Dr. Nagi Khouri, a Johns Hopkins breast imaging specialist, serves as medical director of breast imaging for the program and over sees the quality of breast imaging services.