Diagnostic Imaging

Screening and Diagnostic Mammography:
High quality, low dose radiation mammography is performed daily with a radiologist on site to give results to the patient immediately. By having a radiologist specialilzing in breast imaging on site, any further diagnostic exams can be performed on the same visit. Click here to request an appointment for a mammogram

Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD):
This sophisticated computer technology was first made available in Connecticut at the Breast Center. It assists the radiologist in finding abnormalities on the mammogram, thus enabling the radiologist to find cancers at the earliest possible time. Studies have shown a 20 percent increase in cancer detection with this technology.

Breast Ultrasound:
A brand new, state-of-the-art, ultrasound machine is used to evaluate palpable abnormalities, mammographic abnormalities and to assist in biopsies.

Stereotactic and ultrasound guided biopsies:
Biopsies of the breast are performed by the technique that is most appropriate for each patient. This may be under ultrasound guidance or stereotactic guidance. A fine needle aspiration, core biopsy or mammotome biopsy can be performed as necessary. Your doctor and radiologist will determine which biopsy method is the best for you.

Bone densitometry:
This simple scan measures bone density in the spine and hip to look for evidence of osteoporosis. A DEXA scan can be scheduled at the same time as mammography for your convenience.