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Hunterdon Radiological Associates provides a variety of diagnostic imaging services, and we understand that getting your results as soon as possible is crucial. Board certified radiologists don't just work at Hunterdon Radiological Associates; they own and operate it.

About Us

We offer the very best options in imaging and take pride in providing you with friendly, approachable care. Our state of the art equipment is accredited by the American College of Radiology. You may think your schedule is too busy to fit in an imaging appointment, but we provide appointment hours in the evening and on weekends for your convenience. We are dedicated to providing quality healthcare to the people in our community.

Services Provided

We now offer 3-D Digital Mammography, sometimes referred to as Digital Breast Tomosynthesis. The results are similar to what would happen if we were able to combine a CT scan and mammogram. The imaging process has the potential to reveal early signs of cancer that might be missed by a traditional mammogram. 3-D mammography uses low dose x-rays to create a three-dimensional view of the breast. This new revolutionary technique gives radiologists the ability to view inside the breast layer by layer. This allows radiologists to see fine details within the breast by minimizing overlapping tissues that could hide or mask abnormalities within the breast. This new technology does not replace the traditional 2-D mammogram; it is used in conjunction. By using low dose x-rays, the breast Tomosynthesis scanner rotates partially around the breast and takes images of the entire breast from different angles (typically 10-15 images). These images are known as slices. Once all the images have been taken, a state-of-the-art computer system assembles the slices into a 3-D model of the breast. The radiologist can then view the breast, slice by slice. This technology is similar to a CT Scan.

When you come to Hunterdon Radiological Associates, we provide you with the very latest in imaging technology. Whether your doctor has ordered an ultrasound, digital mammography, bone densitometry, digital X-ray, PET/CT scan, MRI, or other imaging, you'll receive the caring, compassionate service you deserve. Call today to schedule your appointment.

 

Why Regular Mammography Is Important

 

Mammograms are often the first line of defense against breast cancer, particularly in women over 40 years old. Mammography can detect irregularities in the breast up to two years before doctors are able to detect lumps during physical examinations. This means cancer can be detected earlier, and the chances of effectively treating and preventing the spread of cancer are much higher. At Hunterdon Radiological Associates, we offer both digital mammography and 3-D digital mammography, which is used in conjunction with regular digital mammography to provide an enhanced look at breast tissue in special cases.

How Do Mammograms Work?

Mammography uses a low-energy X-ray to digitally image the breast tissue. The X-ray highlights irregularities such as cysts or tumors. During a mammogram, each breast is placed between two plastic paddles and compressed. This flattens the breast tissue and allows our radiologists to capture a more accurate and thorough image. During a screening mammogram, two images are taken of each breast. Diagnostic mammograms are more thorough and take more images from several angles. Diagnostic mammograms are performed after abnormalities have been seen in a screening mammogram, if nipple discharge is present or when breast lumps have been found.

Who Should Be Getting Mammograms?

Women aged 40 to 74 should be receiving regular mammography. If there is a history of breast cancer in a woman's family, mammograms should be performed yearly during this time. Women with no family history should be receiving them every two years. Any woman who has found a lump in her breast or has other breast cancer symptoms may also require a diagnostic mammogram. Women over the age of 74 should discuss mammograms with their doctor prior to booking an appointment.

Men with symptoms such as lumps in the breast tissue or nipple discharge may also require diagnostic mammography.

Book Your Mammogram Today

We understand that screening can be a stressful time for many, so for a caring and sensitive experience, book a mammogram today at our Brems Imaging Center in Annandale, NJ. Check our exam schedule for available times and contact us via email or at (908) 237-5395 to set up your mammogram.