Mammography and Breast Imaging
Our nationally recognized breast center offers mammography and other breast imaging tests used in the diagnosis of cancer and benign (noncancerous) breast problems. With advanced technology and board-certified breast radiologists, you can trust The Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center when it’s time for your routine breast cancer screening or when facing a breast health issue.
We’ve built our breast center around your comfort and convenience, with private rooms and a spa-like environment as well as free valet parking. We understand your time is valuable, which is why we offer online appointment scheduling and real-time results for mammograms.
In addition to the breast center at our main Englewood Health campus in Englewood, we also offer breast imaging at Advanced Medical Imaging of Englewood Hospital, located in Emerson, New Jersey.
A screening mammogram is a routine X-ray examination of both breasts for the purpose of early detection of breast cancer. This test is recommended for women who do not have any symptoms of breast disease or high-risk family history.
The American College of Radiology recommends that women at average risk for breast cancer should begin annual screening mammography at age 40. High-risk women — those who have a mother or sister with breast cancer or who have a gene mutation that may be associated with a risk of developing breast cancer — should begin annual screening 10 years earlier than the age your relative was diagnosed beginning at age 25. Annual mammograms are the best ways to detect breast cancer early, when it is most treatable.
If you recently received a COVID-19 vaccine, it is recommended to wait 4-6 weeks after the second dose before your screening mammogram.
Helpful Tips to Prepare for Your Mammogram Appointment
- Schedule your screening mammogram 1 week after your menstrual period begins. This is when your breasts are less tender.
- Bring previous studies (mammogram and sonogram results) on a CD for review if this is your first visit at Englewood.
- Wear two-piece clothing.
- Avoid deodorant, lotions, and powder on exam day.
- Complete the detailed medical history form before you arrive.
During your appointment, you will meet with our nurse practitioner or physician assistant to discuss your personal and family history, have a clinical breast exam, learn how to do a monthly breast self-examination, and have any questions answered before your mammogram.
For your convenience and peace of mind, we offer real-time results and, if required, many follow-up tests during the same visit.
A diagnostic mammogram is an X-ray exam used for further evaluation after an abnormal result from a screening mammogram or if you have symptoms such as pain, nipple discharge, masses or lumps.
Breast Ultrasound and MRI
Further tests may be required after you get your preliminary mammogram results. In these situations, we may perform a breast ultrasound or biopsy before you leave.
Also, if you have dense breasts, nipple discharge, breast implants, or history of breast cancer, you may require more specialized testing. We offer:
- Ultrasound – a pain-free test using high-frequency sound waves. Ultrasound is often used to determine if a suspicious area is a lymph node, cyst (a noncancerous, fluid-filled pocket) or solid tissue that may require a biopsy.
- 3D Breast MRI – a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test to detect and monitor breast cancer. It is also used in women who are at high risk for developing breast cancer and can be helpful in evaluating women with silicone breast implants and nipple discharge.
To make an appointment for a breast imaging test, call us at 201-894-3622. You can also book an appointment online for a mammogram or breast ultrasound. You must have a prescription to make an appointment.