Breast Center

Abercrombie Radiology established the Breast Center in 1986 amid the growing concern for the early detection and prevention of breast cancer. That same year, the Center was accredited by the American College of Radiology — an accreditation which covers all areas of operation, including the mammographic equipment, the technologist and the radiologists. Truly, from the first simple breast xray performed here over 20 years ago to the technologically superior mammograms we offer today, Abercrombie Radiological Consultants has continually proven its dedication to the promotion of women's health.

Abercrombie Radiology now has 3D mammography.


What is 3D mammography?

3D mammography is an advanced technology that takes multiple pictures of the breast compared to a single image obtained during the standard mammogram exam. These images are used to reconstruct pictures of the breast on a computer that the radiologist then reviews. The exam positioning is similar to the traditional mammogram and will take a few seconds longer to obtain. The exam has only slightly more radiation with the added images. The multiple images allow the radiologist to get a more detailed picture of the breast and help catch cancer easier and earlier. It also reduces the chance of being asked to come back for additional imaging.

Who should get 3D mammography?

Every woman eligible for screening mammograms can benefit from 3 D imaging. In particular, women with dense breast tissue or increased risk factors for breast cancer can benefit as the additional imaging helps the radiologist get a clearer picture of the breast.

3D mammography may not be covered by all Insurance plans. Please check with your insurance provider before your appointment.
DIAGNOSTIC MAMMOGRAPHY

Our diagnostic exam includes necessary mammogram views with real-time review/interpretation by one of our board certified radiologists. Immediately following the exam, we discuss the results with the patient and deliver the report to her physician.

THE LATEST EQUIPMENT

Mammographers at the Breast Center utilize Computer Assisted Detection (CAD) to aid in digital mammography, which is highly rated for consistency in image uniformity by the American College of Radiology. For ultrasound studies, we offer high resolution breast ultrasound.

ULTRASOUND EXAMS

In some instances, we may perform screening breast ultrasound exams in conjunction with a mammogram. This non-invasive procedure is extremely helpful in defining areas of the breast which may be difficult to visualize with mammography alone.

BREAST MRI

Screening Breast MRI is useful in high risk patients.
Diagnostic Breast MRI can aid the radiologist in evaluating indeterminate mammography or ultrasound findings, can help with surgical planning in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, and can evaluate response to chemoradiation therapy in patients prior to surgery.

Call Today for more information on mammography and the importance of participating in your health with monthly breast self examinations.

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