ImageCare Centers provides a variety of New Jersey imaging services for women. Whether it is a routine checkup or imaging requested by a physician, our caring and professional staff will provide the services needed in a comfortable and welcoming setting. Our northern New Jersey women’s imaging services include mammography, breast ultrasound, elastography, bone density screening, and breast biopsies. We are dedicated to providing screening services that help women stay healthy and effectively diagnose and treat disease.
Directs a low dose X-ray through the breast so that the patient is exposed to a very low dose of radiation.
Newer technology that provides the best chance for an early and accurate diagnosis. Uses high-powered computing to convert digital breast images into a stack of very thin layers, or “slices,” to create a three-dimensional mammogram. The radiologist can see through layers of tissue and examine areas of concern from all angles.
A breast ultrasound 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. Studies show that having a breast ultrasound along with a mammogram can find more small cancers than a mammogram alone.
This non-invasive technology projects ultrasound waves into the breast to distinguish cysts from masses. Cysts are made up of fluid and do not require the same treatment as other masses. If the mass is solid, it will appear stiff in comparison to the surrounding tissue.
Bone density screening
Also known as a DEXA scan, this is used to measure bone density for the diagnosis of osteoporosis or to determine the risk of bone fractures. Getting a DEXA scan done in a timely manner can help to slow, maintain, or even improve bone density loss, potentially preventing bone fractures from ever occurring.
After receiving a mammogram or breast ultrasound, 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 if your imaging procedures show areas of concern. The breast tissue will be numbed for this procedure, so it will be painless. The biopsy can be performed with a 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.