Mammography

  • In our beautiful new facility, featuring spa-like amenities, Imaging Associates offers both annual and full diagnostic mammograms, along with a host of other leading-edge women’s imaging services. The American College of Radiology recommends screening mammography every year for women, beginning at age 40.
  • Imaging Associates offers the highest resolution 3 Dimensions MammographyTM for 3D and diagnostic 2D capabilities. 3D mammograms deliver a 40% increase in breast cancer detection and a 15% decrease in false-positive results, including unnecessary call-backs and biopsies. Our patients trust they will be treated to an exceptional experience, guided by caring, compassionate mammographers – and their doctors value our exceptional imaging that provides clarity and detail for an accurate and timely diagnosis.
  • WHAT IS SCREENING MAMMOGRAPHY?
    If performed annually as recommended, screening mammography is the key to detecting breast cancer early and saving lives. Women 40 years of age and older with no symptoms of breast disease should schedule their screening mammogram appointments annually. A physician referral is not required for this exam; however we must have the name of your physician to send your results. If you are experiencing a worrisome lump, changes in the breast skin, nipple discharge, or if you have a personal history of breast cancer, your physician should order a more comprehensive exam, called a diagnostic mammogram.
  • WHAT IS DIAGNOSTIC MAMMOGRAPHY?
    While a screening mammogram is encouraged each year for women who do not have significant breast symptoms, your doctor may order a diagnostic mammogram if you are experiencing a worrisome lump, changes in the breast skin, pain, nipple discharge, or if you have a personal history of breast cancer. Diagnostic mammography may also be performed if your screening mammogram demonstrates a possible abnormality. The type and number of mammographic views taken will be customized to your situation.
  • What is Risk Assessment and how does it
    affect me?
    Early detection is a key component in decreasing the risk of death in women with breast cancer. Risk Assessment is an important tool in identifying those women at the highest risk of breast cancer. We have chosen the Tyrer-Cuzick (TC) model which incorporates hormonal factors, age and body mass index, breast tissue density and genetic factors to assess the overall likelihood of a woman developing breast cancer. Beginning August 2019, Imaging Associates will offer patients the option to participate in this risk assessment. Our breast care coordinator, Valerie Clark, will be available to patients and referring providers for questions and high-risk consultation as needed. Women with an intermediate or high calculated lifetime risk are eligible for supplemental screening ultrasound or MRI which can detect cancers that otherwise may not be seen until further advanced. Patients identified as high risk for hereditary genetic breast and ovarian cancer may be offered genetic testing and counseling ordered through Myriad.

WHAT YOU
SHOULD KNOW

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