Mammogram And Breast Care Specialist

Capital Women's Care Howard County

OBGYNs located in Fulton, MD

Early detection with a mammogram is crucial to increase your chances of fighting breast cancer. Screening mammogram is recommended for women with no symptoms in order to find cancers early if they are present. Capital Women's Care Howard County has partnered with Progressive Radiology which provides fellowship trained breast specialists to interpret the mammograms and are conveniently available in-office to read and interpret diagnostic mammograms when needed. If you are due for a mammogram, call to schedule with Capital Women's Care Howard County today.

Mammogram Q&A

Capital Women's Care Howard County

What is a mammogram?

A mammogram involves taking an X-ray picture of your breast. The team at Capital Women’s Care uses mammograms to look for signs of breast cancer, either after they find a lump or before you begin to show symptoms of the disease.

The X-ray images allow your OB/GYN to examine your breast tissue for abnormal changes they wouldn't be able to feel with a breast exam.

Why are mammograms important?

A high-quality, in-office mammogram plus breast exam by an expert provider at Capital Women’s Care is the most effective way to detect early signs of breast cancer. Early detection is the best way to improve your chances of successfully treating breast cancer.

How often should I get a mammogram?

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends the following: 
Women at average risk of breast cancer should be offered screening mammography starting at age 40 years. If they have not initiated screening in their 40's, they should begin screening mammography by no later than age 50 years. Women at average risk of breast cancer should have screening mammography every one or two years based on an informed discussion of the benefits and harms of annual and biennial screening and incorporates patient values and preferences. Women at average risk of breast cancer should continue screening mammography until at least 75 years. Beyond age 75 years, the decision to discontinue screening mammography should be based on a shared decision making process informed by the woman's health status and longevity. What does it feel like to get a mammogram?

When you get a mammogram, you stand in front of the X-ray machine while your provider places your breast firmly between two plates. These plates flatten your breast tissue while the X-ray takes images. Then, they repeat the process with your other breast.

The team at Capital Women’s Care strives to make your mammogram as comfortable as possible, but you may feel some pressure on your breasts. The entire test lasts only a few minutes, so any mild discomfort you experience is over quickly.

What does it feel like to get a mammogram? 

When you get a mammogram, you stand in front of the Hologic Genius™ 3D Mammography™ Exam machine while a specially trained Mammogram Technician places your breast firmly between two plates. These plates flatten your breast tissue while the machine takes images. She repeats the process with your other breast. 

The team at Capital Women's Care Howard County strives to make your mammogram as comfortable as possible, but you may feel some pressure on your breasts. The entire test last only a few minutes, so any mild discomfort you experience is over quickly. 

How will I be notified of my mammogram results?


When a screening mammogram is complete the images will be read by the Radiologist usually within 24 hours (there can be a delay if any previous mammogram images need to be obtained) and then a letter will be sent to you either through our patient portal or the mail. 

Generally, when a diagnostic mammogram is done the Radiologist will advise you of the results when the mammogram is completed. 

What do the results of my mammogram mean?

If your mammogram shows normal results, you don't have to do anything else until your next recommended screening. since your doctor looks for changes in your breast tissue, it's helpful to continue getting mammograms at regular intervals. 

Abnormal mammogram results don't necessarily mean you have cancer, but you do need to get additional tests to find out. Please call to schedule follow up promptly. 

To schedule a mammogram screening for breast cancer, call Capital Women's Care Howard County today. 

Contact Us

 

Negar Golesorkhi, M.D.  

Medical School Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmon, Virginia

Research FellowshipThomas Jefferson University Hospital

ResidencyThomas Jefferson University Hospital

Fellowship TrainingAllegheny General Hospital (Breast Surgical Oncology)

 

Dr. Golesorskhi is a board-certified fellowship trained breast surgical oncologist specializing in benign and malignant breast disease. Her special interests are high risk breast cancer screening, breast conservation therapy, intraoperative radiation therapy, accelerated partial breast irradiation, sentinel lymph node biopsy, nipple sparing mastectomy, and oncoplastic reconstruction. She uses the latest technology, including molecular profiling to assist in treatment option plan.

Dr. Golesorskhi graduated from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, in 2002. She went on to complete a research fellowship and surgical residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She received her fellowship training in Breast Surgical Oncology from Allegheny General Hospital.

 

Karen Antevil, M.D.  

Medical School New York Medical College

Internship California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, CA

Residency University of California at San Diego( Diagnostic Radiology)

Fellowship University of California at San Diego ( Breast imaging)

Board Certification American Board of Radiology

 

Dr. Karin Maurer Antevil is originally from Northern California. After attending medical school at New York Medical College, she completed her residency training in radiology at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). She went on to complete a fellowship in breast imaging at UCSD in 2004.

Dr. Antevil has been in practice for the past 14 years and has a particular interest in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and advanced breast imaging. She is board certified in radiology and has been part of Progressive Radiology since 2016.

Dr. Antevil lives with her husband, who is a surgeon in the Navy, and their two children on a hobby farm in Howard County. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and watching baseball.

 

Islamiat O. Ego-Osuala, M.D.

Medical School Howard University College of Medicine, Wash DC

Internship Medstar Harbor Hospital, Baltimore MD (Transitional)           

Residency New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, New York NY (Diagnostic Radiology); Mini-fellowship in Body Imaging

Fellowship New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, New York NY (Breast Imaging)

Board Certifications   American Board of Radiology – Board Certified, 2017

 

Dr. Ego-Osuala graduated from Howard University College of Medicine with AOA Honors. She also received several other awards for academic excellence and leadership during this time. She completed her residency in diagnostic radiology at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine with a mini-fellowship in Body Imaging where she trained under several nationally and internationally renowned radiologists including Dr. Emil Balthazar and Dr. Alec Megibow.  

After residency, Dr. Ego-Osuala pursued subspecialty fellowship training in Breast Imaging, also at NYU School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital Center in New York. She was named ‘Fellow of The Year’.  She is proficient in all aspects of breast imaging and procedures using stereotactic, ultrasound and MRI guidance. She has worked on several research projects in body and breast imaging, and has presented at national meetings including the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), American Roentgen Ray Society (awarded ‘certificate of merit’) and the National Medical Association (NMA).

Born and raised in Nigeria, Dr. Ego-Osuala is interested in health care disparities and women’s health advocacy. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and reading. She is pleased to join Progressive Radiology/CWC and is dedicated to providing the highest standard of professional care to patients in collaboration with our esteemed referring clinicians.