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Frequently Asked Questions

Select any topic below to get answers to many of our frequently asked questions. We’ve also posted several Q&A with a Radiologist videos where you can get more information on topics related to mammography, breast ultrasound, and important considerations regarding breast density.

Yes. Each PINK Breast Center site has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. This means each PINK site will meet or exceed the highest quality measures defined by the American College of Radiology.

You may have heard of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. PINK has not joined this organization because member organizations have surgeons on staff. PINK recognizes that a patient’s relationship with a breast surgeon is very personal, so we refer independently.

No. Women aged 40 and over don’t need a prescription for an annual screening digital mammogram. Insurance covers this screening with no out of pocket cost. You should have a baseline screening between 35 and 40. Call if you are under 40 and your family has a history of breast cancer.

An annual digital mammogram can detect problems while they are small and easier to treat. Call for an appointment if it has been longer than a year.

Often, the doctor can consult with you, and show you your imaging results, before your leave. If not, there is no cause for alarm.

Yes. PINK Breast Center offers digital 3D mammography, ProFound AI, and high resolution breast ultrasound. Our equipment produces excellent images, and our mammography systems generate less radiation with more comfort than breast centers that do not use Siemens.

Siemens digital mammography uses the latest detector chemistry and optimizes radiation dosage by patient. Siemens research shows this equipment generates 30% less radiation than the latest equipment from other manufacturers. In actual usage, PINK has seen patients receive less than half the radiation dose at PINK Breast Center as they received elsewhere in the prior year.

Siemens digital mammography optimizes compression by patient. Many of our patients are surprised at how quick and painless PINK Breast Center digital mammography can be.

Yes, PINK offers 3D digital mammograms. Published research demonstrates 3D does a better job than 2D digital mammography, and we are seeing excellent results with our 3D systems. All major insurance companies in NJ now cover this technology.

Tumors can be hard to see on a digital mammogram in dense breasts. Fortunately, ultrasound can help find cancers that are difficult to see on a digital mammogram. Please note: only a digital mammogram can detect some concerns, so women with dense breasts should still have an annual digital mammogram.

Yes. PINK Breast Center physicians have performed stereotactic and ultrasound-guided biopsies for more than 10 years, including over 3,000 procedures at PINK Breast Center. The latest techniques are accurate, minimally invasive, and offer fast recovery times. PINK may refer patients to a breast surgeon for biopsy or other treatments.

Yes. PINK Breast Center participates in the major insurance programs (in-network) including Medicare. PINK Breast Center can process your insurance claim, and when possible we ask patients to cover copays and deductibles at the time of service. Please consult the list of insurance plans we can accept.

More importantly, PINK Breast Center does not charge extra facility fees to patients or to insurance. Patients who compare costs have saved hundreds of dollars by choosing PINK Breast Center. We can also save you money.

No. PINK Breast Center has private interior waiting areas.

Yes. All PINK locations have parking spaces. PINK Paterson is in the Barnett Medical Plaza, right on Broadway, with public transportation.

No. PINK Breast Center can pick up films (or CD’s) and reports from any local center. Just sign a release form (which you can download) to authorize us. It’s best to get us your signed form as soon as possible because it can take a few days to get prior studies. In future years, your images will already be on our system.

Yes. PINK Breast Center offers every type of ultrasound, and bone density scans.

Each PINK physician is an experienced breast radiologist. The experience, training, care, and skill of your physician are critically important.

Please call as soon as you know you must reschedule. If you are running late, we will try to fit you in around scheduled appointments. PINK Breast Center does not charge a fee to reschedule appointments. Please call for availability.

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