Full-Field Digital Mammography
Bergen Imaging Center was the first freestanding radiology practice in Bergen County to offer digital mammography. Our facility is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology, and staffed with board certified radiologists and technologists.
Mammography plays a critical role in the early detection of breast cancer because it can show changes in breast tissue up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them.
At Bergen Imaging Center, we know that the key to early detection is in imaging. Digital mammography is superior to the analog method (which uses film) because digital mammograms are stored on a computer and easily lightened, darkened, and enlarged, allowing for a more in-depth analysis.
FDA approved digital mammograms use less radiation than older analog technology, and can provide more accurate results in early detection of cancer for women who are: pre- and perimenopausal, under the age of 50, and have dense breast tissue.
Our center offers both screening and diagnostic digital mammography.
Current guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommend screening mammography yearly for women, beginning at age 40. Research has shown that annual mammograms lead to early detection of breast cancers, when they are most curable.
Diagnostic mammography is used to evaluate a patient with abnormal clinical findings—such as a breast lump or lumps—that have been found by the woman or her doctor. Diagnostic mammography may also be done after an abnormal screening mammogram in order to evaluate the area of concern on the screening exam.