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Women's Services

Women's Imaging Services

At University Imaging we understand the vital role that diagnostics testing and early detection play in maintaining a woman's overall health.

General Radiology and FlouroscopyWe are well equipped to provide the full spectrum of imaging related to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases unique to women while making your visit as comfortable as possible. To schedule an appointment for one or more of them, please call 973.595.1300. Note, a physician's order is required.

Our new Women's Center
The imaging services we offer especially for women are detailed below. For your convenience and privacy, we offer a new Women's-only section in Suite 105. If you are scheduled for a Mammography, Breast Ultrasound or DEXA Bone Density Scan, go straight to Suite 105 when you enter the building.

Full-field digital mammography
The single best method for early detection of breast cancer is an annual mammogram. Now, with the introduction of digital mammography, getting a mammogram is easier and more convenient than ever.

Research indicates that digital mammography is significantly better at detecting breast cancers than film mammography. That"s why University Imaging offers the finest and most advanced digital mammography services available today.

Digital mammography is much faster for patients, only requiring about seven minutes. And because digital allows us to see scan results immediately, fewer patients have to return for a repeat mammogram. It eliminates time spent processing films and results can be sent immediately via computer to specialists and referring physicians.

Our modern, comfortable facilities are designed to respect your privacy. And our compassionate and knowledgeable technologists will treat you with the consideration and respect you would expect.

Breast MRI
MRI of the breast is a supplement for mammography or ultrasound imaging to detect and stage breast cancer and other breast abnormalities. It offers valuable information about many breast conditions that cannot be obtained by other imaging modalities, such as mammography or ultrasound.

MRI imaging of the breast is performed to:

arrow symbol Identify early breast cancer not detected through other means, especially in women with dense breast tissue and those at high risk for the disease.
arrow symbol Evaluate abnormalities detected by mammography or ultrasound.
arrow symbol Assess multiple tumor locations, especially prior to breast conservation surgery.
arrow symbol Determine whether cancer detected by mammography, ultrasound, or after surgical biopsy has spread further in the breast or into the chest wall.
arrow symbol Assess the effect of chemotherapy.
arrow symbol Provide additional information on a diseased breast to make treatment decisions.
arrow symbol Determine the integrity of breast implants.

Ultrasonography
Ultrasound imaging, also called sonography, is a non-invasive procedure which uses sound waves to create real-time images of the human body. Ultrasound works like sonar by bouncing sound waves off an object. A computer interprets the reflected sound waves and forms an image. No x-rays are involved.

Ultrasound is frequently used to:

arrow symbol Evaluate internal organs for tumors, cysts, abscesses, inflammation and obstruction.
arrow symbol Locate stones in the gallbladder, bile ducts, or kidneys.
arrow symbol Detect abnormalities of the heart valves.
arrow symbol Detect aneurysms and impaired blood flow from blood clots or arteriosclerosis.
arrow symbol Detect early pregnancy and study developing babies.

Bone density scanning
Bone-density scansA bone density, or "DEXA" scan (for Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry or Bone Densitometry), measures mineral content in the bones. It involves an extremely small dose of radiation that determines your bone mineral density. It compares your measurements to a reference population based on your age, weight, sex and ethnic background.

Physicians use this information to diagnose bone status and fracture risk. Low bone density is caused by osteoporosis, causing bones to become brittle. Osteoporosis is responsible for 1.5 million fractures in the United States each year. Half of the women over age 50 can expect to suffer an osteoporotic fracture during their lifetime.

If detected, preventive therapy can be prescribed to slow or halt bone loss and, in some cases, reverse it.

Ultrasound-guided biopsy
In ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, ultrasound imaging is used to help guide the radiologist to the site of the abnormal growth. It is a non-invasive, accurate way to obtain the tissue sample required for diagnosis.

For a detailed description of this procedure from the American College of Radiology's Website, click here.

Stereotactic biopsy
In stereotactic biopsy, the radiologist is guided with maximum accuracy by mammography, a special breast x-ray, to the lump or abnormality. This is a minimally invasive procedure and it offers an alternative to having the biopsy performed in the operating room.

For a detailed description of this procedure from the American College of Radiology's Website, click here.

Providing diagnostic imaging and radiology services, including x-ray, ultrasound, MRI, CT scans (CAT scans), virtual colonoscopy, cardiac CTA, cardiac calcium scoring, bone density scans and women's services, including digital mammography and breast MRI to residents of Wayne, Wyckoff, Haledon, North Haledon, Hawthorne, Midland Park, Franklin Lakes, Oakland and other northern New Jersey towns