Mammography and Breast Imaging
More than 230,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the United States. The best way to fight this disease is through early and accurate detection.
At ColumbiaDoctors our breast imaging specialists are deeply committed to providing women with the highest level of screening and diagnostic breast care available. We perform and interpret more than 40,000 breast examinations and procedures every year, including screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasound, breast biopsies, and breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We use the most advanced imaging technologies available today, including 3D and contrast-enhanced mammography.
We offer state-of-the-art breast cancer screening in supportive, private, and comfortable settings. We use digital mammography, which captures and records breast images as computer images rather than on X-ray film. Our radiologists analyze these images on high resolution monitors supplemented by a computer-aided detection (CAD) system. This interpretative process optimizes our ability to identify changes on the mammogram that may allow detection of cancer at an early stage when it is curable.
Our radiologists provide state-of-the-art diagnostic breast imaging evaluation for women with symptoms suggestive of breast cancer. We tailor the evaluation to each patient so that we can obtain an accurate diagnosis. The tools we may use include mammography, ultrasound, and MRI. Before you leave the center, we will provide you the results of your imaging study, and if we feel that the area of concern needs further evaluation, we will discuss the next steps in the diagnostic process with you.
If the evaluation indicates that a biopsy is necessary, we play an integral role in diagnosis by performing minimally invasive needle biopsies and needle localizations using mammographic, sonographic, and MRI guidance.
Confused about where to go for your procedure? Questions about your procedure? Call 212-305-0519