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Mammography Guidelines for Transgender Patients
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Mammography Guidelines for Transgender Patients

Updated on July 14th, 2021 – originally published March 20th, 2020 New American College of Radiology® (ACR®) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) call for heightened screening attention for transgender individuals. Transgender patients – regardless if they were biologically or phenotypically male or female at birth – can also be at risk for the disease, and...

Women’s Imaging Center, NJ: Bergen Imaging Center
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Women’s Imaging Center, NJ: Bergen Imaging Center

One of the benefits of scheduling an appointment at Bergen, a women’s imaging center in Englewood, NJ, is that we are a privately owned facility and not associated with any hospital.  When it comes to insurance billing you’ll generally pay less out-of-pocket for an outpatient visit than an in-patient visit.  That’s because hospital affiliated imaging...

Breast Health: More Than Just Mammograms
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Breast Health: More Than Just Mammograms

When it comes to staying abreast of your breast health, regular mammograms are lifesavers, detecting breast cancer in its earliest stages when it’s highly treatable.   That said – mammograms can’t prevent cancer.  While there is still no known way to prevent the disease – research indicates that maintaining good health overall lowers your risk. For...

Mammography and Breast Density: What You Need to Know
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Mammography and Breast Density: What You Need to Know

We know that screening mammograms detect breast cancer in its earliest stages when it’s still treatable.  However, in women with dense breasts, breast cancer can be harder to detect. So what happens when your mammography report indicates that you have dense breast tissue – and why does it matter? Breast density can only be determined...

Mammography and You: Do I Really Need a Mammogram?
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Mammography and You: Do I Really Need a Mammogram?

Are you a woman? If so, then yes, you need a mammogram. Simply being born with two X chromosomes puts you at ‘average risk’ for breast cancer – and that risk only increases with age. 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer over an 80-year lifespan.  The American College of Radiology (ACR) recommends that...