Mammography uses low-dose x-ray technology to detect the presence of breast tumors and distinguish between cancerous and non-cancerous growths. It is commonly recognized as an essential early intervention and diagnostic tool for women. However, it is also used for men with certain symptoms. Annual mammograms are recommended for all women over the age of 40 for breast cancer prevention and early intervention.
Specializing in breast cancer detection and treatment, the Mountainside Medical Center Women's Imaging Center provides a full spectrum of services for prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of breast disease. At Mountainside Medical Center's Women's Imaging Center, our commitment is to provide the most advanced diagnostic equipment and medical staff needed to accurately interpret -- and act on -- the results. This combination of technology, unsurpassed expertise and preventative techniques allows us to screen for potential problems faster, more accurately and more comfortably.
We are able to do this because we've assembled an award-winning, multidisciplinary practice – a team-oriented approach involving surgeons, radiologists, medical oncologists, radiotherapists, wellness experts, nutritionists and others. Our compassionate and supportive setting assures maximum benefit from our Imaging Center's clinical and surgical expertise.
Our Women's Imaging Center offers the only board-certified radiologists in the area who perform MRI-guided tumor localization and biopsies. These painless procedures can be performed in less than an hour with virtually no potential complications.
Available in a convenient outpatient setting, our services include mammography screening for early detection; stereotactic core needle biopsy; ultrasound, digital mammography, 3D mammography, galactography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET).
Mountainside Medical Center now offers MAMMOMAT Revelation with wide-angle breast tomosynthesis. It’s state-of-the-art 3D mammogram technology that is proven to detect breast cancer better than traditional 2D mammography alone. We’re using it in our practice to give our patients new confidence in their breast health.
Unlike 2D mammography, 3D wide-angle breast tomosynthesis takes many x-ray pictures of each breast from many angles that are not available in traditional mammography. The x-ray tube moves in a 50-degree arc around the breast, taking 25 images during the exam. Those images are then sent to a computer, where they are assembled into a 3D picture of the breast. The result is a clearer image that helps health providers detect malignant tumors better than standard 2D mammography alone, with fewer recalls.
We introduced wide-angle tomosynthesis as an adjunct to 2D mammography because we want you and your family to be sure. We love its wide-angle imaging and the clarity it offers our doctors. We think it will save lives because it leaves breast cancer no place to hide.