ImageCare offers the most reliable 3D mammogram in Hackettstown, New Jersey, with a team who treats you with care and attentiveness. At ImageCare, we are more than willing to take the time to go over all of your options and treat you as a person, not just a patient. We offer a knowledgeable staff, safe and proven procedures, and the latest in medical technology. As the most cost-effective medical imaging center, ImageCare welcomes patients to get the imaging services they need so that they can receive a diagnosis and any necessary treatment.
A 3D mammogram – or x-ray of your breast tissue – is one of the best examinations available for detecting early stages of breast cancer. It provides the best chance for an early and accurate diagnosis by more precisely identifying and classifying breast tissue structures than traditional mammography methods. A 3D mammogram, or breast tomosynthesis, uses high-powered computing to convert digital breast images into a stack of very thin layers, or “slices,” to create a three-dimensional mammogram. During a 3D mammography procedure, the X-ray moves in an arc over the breast, taking multiple images from different angles. The radiologist can then use these images to see through layers of tissue and examine areas of concern from all angles. By having a better and more thorough view of the breast tissue, detection of present breast cancer increases, and the number of false positive callbacks decreases.
Advantages of 3D mammography include earlier detection of small breast cancers that may be hidden during traditional mammography, better accuracy in pinpointing the size, shape, and location of breast abnormalities, fewer unnecessary biopsies or additional tests, a better likelihood of detecting multiple breast tumors, and a clearer image of dense breast tissue.
Mammography is a trusted way to understand many health issues in the breasts, including those that are not caused by cancer. While issues such as calcification and fatty cells are not problematic, it is important to receive a diagnosis from a doctor who will analyze the areas where these are found. This procedure will help your doctor understand your condition and prevent further, more severe complications, as well as rule out more concerning conditions that could require additional treatment.
This imaging procedure is considered very safe, exposing the patient to a dose of radiation that is lower than the acceptable limits defined by the FDA, and which is only a fraction of the level of radiation that the average person experiences annually from being outdoors. There is no evidence that this low level of radiation has an impact on the health of the patient’s breasts.
Whether you are visiting our imaging center for your prescribed yearly mammography, having preventative early diagnostic imaging done, or you need a mammogram to diagnose a concern that you or your physician have detected, you can depend on our friendly staff to provide you with a professional, relaxing experience. Call us today at (908) 452-6867 to book your appointment for a 3D mammogram with ImageCare Hackettstown NJ today.