CRL expands women’s imaging services in Edina

The trusted, premier radiology practice expands women’s imaging services with the next generation of breast biopsy systems.


MINNEAPOLIS, September 29th, 2015 – With Breast Cancer Awareness month upon us, Consulting Radiologists, Ltd. (CRL) is taking its women’s imaging to the next level by announcing the arrival of their new Affirm Breast Biopsy Guidance System by Hologic. This system is one of the first few systems of its kind in the Twin Cities area.

“This system has a specialized chair that can be positioned in multiple ways making it more comfortable for the patient, and easier for the radiologist to obtain small tissue samples,” said Lauri Scalf, Lead Technologist at CRL.

Not only does CRL Women’s Imaging now offer Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography), it also is one of the only Upright Stereotactic Biopsy units in the area that has dual capabilities. Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography) coupled with the Affirm Biopsy System makes it possible to target and biopsy extremely subtle lesions.

Dr. Trudi Parker, a breast imaging radiologist and Medical Director of CRL Imaging Southdale and CRL Women’s Imaging, reports that Stereotactic Biopsies are performed on the same day that the additional diagnostic workup is performed, making it less stressful for the patient.

“We understand that having to go through a breast biopsy can be a stressful experience. We try to make this experience as compassionate as possible. Biopsies on our Affirm unit can be performed quickly and accurately by a dedicated breast radiologist. Biopsy results are provided to the patient within one business day. Our imaging staff and nurse navigator also provide any extra support that our patients may need,” stated Dr. Parker.

CRL Women’s Imaging is located inside CRL Imaging Southdale in Edina, Minnesota. Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call to make your Mammography appointment today at 952-915-4320.