It matters...That you receive expert care
It Matters That You Receive Expert Care.
The Carol Milgard Breast Center is a non-profit, patient-centered, state-of-the-art breast imaging center jointly owned by Franciscan Health System and MultiCare Health System, and managed by TRA Medical Imaging. The breast center received a founding gift from the Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation and it is named in honor of Carol Milgard, a long-time Tacoma resident, philanthropist and 30-year breast cancer survivor.
Inspired by the vision of Khai Tran, M.D., the breast center offers a full suite of screening and diagnostic services. Our board-certified radiologists are dedicated solely to breast imaging and procedures. They are experts in their field with years of experience and training in reading complex images and spotting abnormalities. A team of certified and highly experienced technologists and sonographers work with our radiologists to provide leading edge services to all of our patients.
Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
The Carol Milgard Breast Center opened its doors to its first patients in 2009. Since its opening, the breast center has served tens of thousands of patients, and garnered national attention for its groundbreaking collaborative approach to providing breast health services. It is the hub for breast health in South Puget Sound and a model for state-of-the-art breast imaging diagnostic services.
The American College of Radiology has recognized the Carol Milgard Breast Center as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. This distinguished designation is only awarded when a breast center provides patients the highest level of imaging quality and patient safety. The breast center is fully accredited in mammography, breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast MRI.
Comforting and Respectful AtmosphereWhile patients are at the Carol Milgard Breast Center, they experience a safe, comfortable and respectful environment, with soft plush robes, private lockers, and a soothing setting. This comforting atmosphere not only pampers patients, but helps to lessen possible anxieties they may have about their exams and results.
In addition to breast health services, we provide bone density scanning for osteoporosis as well as specialized breast services for men. We offer patients and the community access to a full resource and information library and host meetings in several conference rooms for community partners, physicians and supporters.