A breast ultrasound in Paterson, NJ, provided by Pink Breast Center, uses high-frequency sound waves to look inside the body to detect certain types of cancers, cysts, or masses. The ultrasound exam can determine whether a lump is a solid or a liquified mass such as a cyst. As the most cost-effective medical imaging center, Pink Breast Center welcomes patients to get the imaging services they need.
Studies show that having a breast ultrasound screening in addition to a mammogram can find more small cancers than a mammogram alone. A mammogram screening – or x-ray of your breast tissue – is one of the most economical examinations available for detecting the early stages of breast cancer. Although mammography is the most accurate method for early detection, not all cancers are found through mammograms alone. If there are any suspicious areas of the breast, a biopsy may be necessary to determine if cancer is present or could develop.
If your breast ultrasound results are normal, your provider will share any details with you as well as whether you will need a follow-up appointment. However, if your breast ultrasound procedure or mammogram returns with abnormal results, the radiologist or another healthcare provider may recommend a breast biopsy. This allows your physician to get a clearer look at what may be happening inside of your breast tissue. The breast tissue will be numbed for this procedure, so it will be painless. The biopsy can be performed with fine-needle aspiration (the least invasive) or a core-needle biopsy. Once removed, the breast tissue will be analyzed by a pathology laboratory for evidence of abnormal molecular growth. Once your results are ready, your physician will review them with you and go over the next steps, if necessary.
A breast biopsy can help you and your doctor understand what a lump or mass is made up of. This can range from calcium deposits to cysts to cancer. The breast biopsy can determine if any cancer is benign or malignant, which will determine the next steps after your biopsy. If the breast biopsy determines you have calcification, cysts, or other masses, your physician will discuss the next steps of surgery and removal.
We have spared no expense to equip our facilities with the most modern and comfortable diagnostic medical imaging machines available and are constantly updating to keep pace with the leaps in imaging technology. Pink Breast Center of Paterson boasts a caring and experienced staff. Our reputation with referring physicians is second to none. We sincerely believe that we exhibit all the best qualities of a caring and efficient diagnostic facility for medical imaging.
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