Radiology Associates of Ridgewood offers its patients a breakthrough technology that is reported to revolutionizes how breast cancer is detected today.
That technology is 3D Mammography, also known as breast tomosynthesis. This 3D Mammography is said to be the most significant advancement in breast cancer detection in more than 30 years and Radiology Associates of Ridgewood reports that it is the first free-standing imaging center in northern New Jersey to provide the technology.
A 3D mammogram consists of multiple breast images taken in just seconds to produce a 3D image. The radiologist looks through the tissue one millimeter at a time seeing detail inside the breast in a way never before possible making breast abnormalities easier to see, even in dense tissue. It improves the radiologist's ability to detect potential breast cancers by helping to pinpoint the size, shape and location of abnormalities and distinguish harmless structures from tumors, leading to fewer false positives, fewer call-backs and less anxiety.
The 3D mammogram is currently performed at the same time as the standard 2D digital mammography and does involve a minimal amount of additional radiation. The additional radiation is well within FDA's recommended guideline limits for mammography.
Since this new technology has only recently received FDA approval, it is currently not covered by insurance. Patients will be charged a nominal fee to help offset the costs of this new technology.
Radiology Associates of Ridgewood is designated a Breast Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
For more information, call 201-445-8822 or visit www.ridgewoodradiology.com