A regularly scheduled digital mammography can significantly increase the survival rate for women with breast cancer. A digital mammography, which is the best screening examination available today, can detect 2-3 times as many early breast cancers as physical examination. A baseline digital mammography is recommended for women between the ages of 35 to 40. An annual screening digital mammography is recommended for women beginning at age 40.
The approximate time for a digital mammography is 20 minutes.
A diagnostic digital mammography takes approximately 30 minutes. Reasons for diagnostic digital mammographies include: patients who have breast implants; patients with abnormal breast symptoms; and patients with breast abnormality or suspicion from their screening digital mammography.
Ultrasound is used with mammography in women with dense breast tissue to determine whether a lump in the breast is a cystic lump or a solid lump.
In order to better serve our patients and give them the care they deserve, Medical Park Imaging has installed digital mammography machines in all three of our locations. Medical Park Imaging of Wayne, Denville, and Newfoundland are accredited by the American College of Radiology. All Digital mammograms are reviewed and read by Board Certified Radiologists.
Our office in Wayne offers Breast MRI, see MRI page for more information.
Our Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ exam, now available is revolutionizing how breast cancer is detected by providing a superior mammogram for all breast types. Researchers have found that the Genius exam provides: 41% increase in the detection of invasive breast cancers, compared to 2D alone as well as up to 40% reduction in anxiety-provoking false-positive recalls. Check with your insurance carrier to determine whether the $60 exam is covered.