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Jackson Health System provides the most comprehensive diagnoses and treatment of breast cancer and breast disease with leading-edge technology and equipment throughout the system. The earlier any cancer is found, the better the chances are for a full recovery, making it imperative for women to receive routine care and tests. That's why Jackson Health System conveniently offers breast health services throughout South Florida.

Services Provided At These Hospitals & Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

The Taylor Breast Health Center/Roberta Orlen Chaplin Digital Breast Imaging Center occupies a modern, spacious, patient-friendly space, equipped with state-of-the-art mammography and breast ultrasound equipment. The space has direct access to the MRI area, which also has ultramodern breast MRI equipment. Our center is staffed by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine board-certified, fellowship trained physicians, experts in their respective fields. All nurse practitioners, nurses, radiology technicians, and support staff have years of experience and provide a patient-centered service.

Specialized Services

  • Screening Digital Mammography: offered at the center and at the Mobile Mammography Unit
  • Diagnostic Digital Mammography with tomosynthesis (3D)
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Breast MRI
  • Image-guided breast procedures: core needle biopsy, fine needle aspiration, and pre-surgical needle localization under mammographic, ultrasound, stereotactic, and MRI guidance.

Clinical/Surgical Services

  • Patient Education in an Age-Appropriate Manner including Self Breast Examination
  • Pathology/Cytology Services with Same-day Results (for certain biopsies)
  • Treatment Planning for Benign and Malignant Conditions
  • Counseling and Therapy
  • High-risk Clinic and Genetic Counseling
  • Pre and Post-Breast Surgery Care and Education
  • Long-term Follow-up of Breast Cancer Patients

Consulting Services

  • Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Pathology
  • Genetic Counselling

Physician Team

Breast Imaging Radiology

  • Fernando Collado-Mesa, MD, Medical Director
  • Selin Carkaci, MD
  • Karen Levy, MD

Surgical Oncology

  • Eli Avisar, MD, Medical Director
  • Dio Fanceschi, MD
  • Mecker Moller, MD
  • Steven Rodgers, MD


  • Jeanne Elfman, RN, Associate Nurse Manager
  • Ramona Salinel, ARNP
  • Odiane Medacier, ARNP
  • Ritza Georges, RN


  • Yamilet Lopez, Radiology Supervisor
  • Silvia Gutierrez, Administration Support Specialist

Tests, Treatments & Procedures

  • Palpable Mass Biopsy
    The biopsy or excision of a palpable (tangible) mass.
  • Needle Localization
    The localization of an intangible mass with a needle, performed by radiologists.
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
    Uses a special type of X-ray during a core needle biopsy to find the area of the breast where the biopsy sample will be taken. This technique can check a lump that cannot be felt on breast examination but is seen on mammogram or ultrasound. A small incision is then made in the skin of the breast, and the core needle is guided by the X-ray to the biopsy site to take a tissue sample. Stereotactic biopsy may not be appropriate for all types of breast lumps.
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
    Lumps or abnormalities in the breast are often detected by physical examination, mammography, or other imaging studies. However, it is not always possible to tell from these imaging tests whether a growth is benign or cancerous. In ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, ultrasound imaging is used to help guide the radiologist's instruments to the site of the abnormal growth.
Jackson Memorial Hospital - More Hospital Info 1611 NW 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

Jackson North Medical Center

Jackson North Medical Center offers state-of-the-art digital mammography technology, providing women with fast, convenient testing, while while ensuring that our physicians receive advanced, high-quality imaging.

Specialized Services

  • Digital Mammography Technology
  • Stereotactic Biopsy
Jackson North Medical Center - More Hospital Info 160 N.W. 170th Street
North Miami Beach, Fl 33169