Mammography & 3D Mammography Services
A mammogram is a safe, low-dose radiographic procedure that images the internal tissues of your breasts. Mammograms are a simple examination, performed as a standard diagnostic study to determine the possibility of irregularities within the breast. They can reveal areas too small or deep to feel which may or may not require further investigation.
According to the National Cancer Institute, mammography can detect up to 92% of breast cancers with about 60% of these in the earliest stages.
Women, age 40 and over, should have a screening mammogram every year, according to the American Cancer Society.
Early detection of breast cancer is vital in the successful treatment of breast cancer.
Ask your doctor about regular mammography exams. Call 845-333-7040 today to schedule your mammography at Orange Regional Medical Center.
Mammography services at Orange Regional meet quality standards for equipment, personnel and practices according to Mammography Quality Standards Act guidelines. Mammograms are performed by a female NY State-licensed registered technologist, interpreted by a radiologist.
Full-Field Digital Mammography
Orange Regional Medical Center has an ally in the fight against breast cancer – full field digital mammography. This new technology incorporates revolutionary imaging technology that provides incredibly sharp images, is quicker than traditional mammography, has lower radiation exposure, and assists in the early diagnosis of breast cancer.
Digital mammography is like conventional mammography, compression is still needed though women may notice shorter exam times and a reduction in call backs. Digital takes less than half the time of conventional since there’s no waiting for film to develop. The crystal-clear digital images are expertly reviewed by fellowship trained, Board-certified radiologists specializing in breast imaging at Orange Regional’s Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center. To assist the radiologist in making even more accurate diagnosis, Orange Regional Medical Center also uses the Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) to provide a “second read” of the mammogram by a computer.
The latest in breast cancer imaging detection technology, 3D Mammography, is available at Orange Regional Medical Center’s Ray Moody, M.D., Breast Center. The entire purchase of the 3D mammography equipment was made possible by Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation.
3D mammography, also known as tomosynthesis, is used in conjunction with 2D digital mammography. Reports have shown that 3D Mammography can improve the early detection of breast cancer by 40%, plus reduce the number of patients who require follow-up testing. 3D mammography is proven to:
- Detect breast cancers earlier
- Detect breast cancers that aren’t found by traditional imaging
- Provide greater accuracy in pinpointing tumor size and location
- Reduce the number of patents who require follow-up testing, which may lessen anxiety for patients
3D mammography produces three dimensional images of the breast from multiple angles using a small rotating digital scanner. Radiologists can move and enlarge the images to view any area of concern. When used in conjunction with 2D digital mammography, this increases the detection of smaller breast cancers earlier and provides greater accuracy in pinpointing tumor size and location.
What To Expect During The Exam?
During the tomosynthesis portion of the exam, your breast will be under compression while the x-ray arm of the mammography machine makes a quick arc over the breast, taking a series of breast images at a number of angles.
The whole procedure should take approximately the same time as that of a traditional mammogram. The technologist sends your breast images electronically to the radiologist, who studies them and reports results to either your physician or directly to you.
Who Should Get 3D Mammography?
Woman over 40, once annually as long as in good health. Also, women who have breast-related symptoms may benefit from 3D mammography after evaluation from their doctor.
How Much Radiation Will I Be Exposed To?
The amount of radiation exposure is equivalent to screen film mammography.
Receiving Test Results
Once images are taken, they are immediately available for review by your doctor through our secure Web viewer. Test results are delivered electronically via our GE IntegradWeb Picture Archive Computer System (PACS) to aid in fast diagnosis.
To request a copy of your diagnostic imaging exam, call us at: 845-333-1222