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Phone: (207) 288-5081
Emergencies: 911

Developed in conjunction with

Roberta Wessel, RTR(M)

Roberta Wessel, RTR(M)

Breast Center Supervisor

Kendra Blount, DO

Kendra Blount, DO

General Surgery

Dr. John Benson

Dr. John Benson


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About the Breast Health Center

10 Wayman Lane
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207 288-8435

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

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Our Care Team

John Benson, MD, FACR
Katherine Murray, RN
Roberta Wessel, RTR(M)
Lois Wade


Digital Mammography

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The Breast Health Center at MDI Hospital offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art breast imaging and personal, compassionate care. The award winning center is home to a state-of-the-art SeleniaTM direct digital, full-field mammography unit that offers exceptional image quality with less radiation than other units. The center's MammoPad cushion ensures maximum comfort for those undergoing screenings, and ImageChecker technology greatly enhances the radiologist's review of mammogram images. Both screening and diagnostic mammograms are available by appointment, no referral necessary.

Breast Imaging Center of ExcellenceThe Breast Health Center is Downeast Maine’s only Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and one of only six in the State of Maine. To earn this prestigious designation, our team has undergone rigorous breast imaging programs and performed at the highest possible standards as defined by the American College of Radiology.

In addition to digital mammography, the Center of Excellence status puts a gold star on other types of imaging procedures including breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided biopsy and stereotactic breast biopsy. These minimally invasive technologies offer women a shorter recovery time, reduced pain compared to surgical biopsies and minimal scarring. In each of these procedures, our team has undergone specialized training and education to ensure the highest standard of care for our patients.

What most women say sets The Breast Health Center at MDI Hospital apart is the way that they are cared for from the moment they walk through the door until the moment they leave. Most women say they feel more like a guest than a patient because of the calm and inviting atmosphere. At The Breast Health Center at MDI Hospital, breast exams are performed by MammaCare trained and certified nurses. This evidence-based training was supported by the National Cancer Institute and is considered the gold standard to optimize the tactile skills needed to detect suspicious lesions from normal breast tissue.

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  • Full-Field Digital Mammography
  • Enhanced Diagnostic Screenings
  • Upright Stereotactic Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • BSGI
  • Nurse Navigator Program
  • Self-Referral Facility

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