29th St. & Avenue E.,
Bayonne, NJ 07002
Call(201) 858 - 7342
Why select Bayonne Medical Center?
Mammography is critical for the early detection of breast cancer. The earlier that breast cancer is detected, the higher the chance that treatment will be successful. Bayonne Medical Center aims to meet that challenge. Our center provides comprehensive screening and diagnostic breast services. Our staff of board-certified, residency and fellowship trained radiologists, registered nurses and registered technologists, will make your visit as pleasant as possible.
What is digital mammography with CAD?
Digital Mammography with CAD (Computer Aided Detection) is the latest tool available to detect breast cancer in its early stage. Digital mammography with CAD is a mammography system where solid-state detectors convert x-rays into electric signals. These detectors are similar to those found in digital cameras. The electrical signals are used to produce images of the breast that can be seen on a computer screen or printed on special films to look like regular mammograms. Images are viewed and can be manipulated on dedicated high resolution monitors that enhance visualization of the breast tissue, allowing radiologists to be more thorough in their interpretation of your procedure. Digital mammography allows the radiologist to adjust image contrast, brightness and magnification levels, which assists them in detecting abnormalities of the breast.
What to expect during your examination?
Your breast will be compressed between two plates during the examination. There is mild discomfort during the exam. Some women choose to wait until after their menstrual period to have the exam.
Wear a two piece outfit on the day of your exam
Do not use powders, deoderant or lotions on the day of your exam
Please bring copies of previous mammograms to your appointment
If you are pregnant, please inform the technologist
For more information regarding Bone Density, please call our Radiology Department at 201-858-6572.