When Can I Stop Getting Mammograms?
If your annual mammogram is not something that you look forward to, you’re not alone. Most women, especially those who have had mammograms using older technology, dread this necessary test. They have found them to be stressful, uncomfortable, and generally inconvenient. As a result, many women ask when they can stop getting this screening. We’ll […]Read More +
What to Know About Dense Breasts and Your Mammograms
If you see a note at the bottom of your mammogram report that indicates higher-than-normal breast density, you may feel concerned. Many women do when they receive such news. High breast density is associated with an increased risk for breast cancer. So, what is a woman to do? We’ll discuss that here. What is Breast […]Read More +
COVID-19 Should Not Deter You from Your Routine Mammogram
It’s been roughly a year since we first began hearing about COVID-19. Since then, many of us have experienced enormous changes to much of our day-to-day lives. This is as true for us in our clinical environment as it is in our personal lives. We understand that it may be tempting to skip routine wellness […]Read More +
Why Do I Need a Mammogram This Year if Last Year’s Was Normal?
The American College of Radiology recommends that women begin having yearly mammograms starting at age 40. Many women wonder, though, the purpose of this recommendation if their previous mammograms have been normal. We’ll discuss this question here. Mammogram screenings are not about prevention; they are about the early detection of changes to breast tissue. Women […]Read More +
Mammogram or Thermography: Which is Best?
As a breast imaging center, we often field questions about the different screenings that are available. Some screenings have been identified as alternatives to mammography. Thermography is an example. Here, we discuss this diagnostic test and compare it to mammogram technology. What is Thermography? Thermography is a screening achieved with digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI). […]Read More +
Mammogram Guidelines You Should Know
Mammograms are, to date, the best diagnostic test we have to catch breast cancer and other breast conditions. If you’re like most women, you probably have a few questions about the testing guidelines and what to expect when mammogram time comes around. Here, we walk through some of the most important details of this screening. […]Read More +
What Happens if My Mammogram is Abnormal?
If you receive news that your most recent mammogram has indicated an abnormality in breast tissue, chances are you want answers faster than they are available. Understandably, women want to know what it means to have an abnormal mammogram and what steps come next. We’ll discuss that here. First, though, we want to state that […]Read More +
All About Breast Ultrasound
We are proud to offer select services to women in Lake Grove, NY. More than simply performing various screenings, our staff wants patients to feel comfortable when visiting us. We understand that understanding why particular imaging is necessary and what to expect can help support peace of mind. Here, we discuss various aspects of breast […]Read More +
Should I Get My Mammogram During Coronavirus?
Mammograms are the single most effective way to detect cancer early and save lives. Therefore, if you are due for your mammogram or feel a lump, even in the midst of the pandemic, you should still get your mammogram. While you may need to postpone a routine mammogram for a month or two, don’t hesitate […]Read More +
How to Make an Impact During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is breast cancer awareness month, and as a facility that provides life-saving 3D mammograms, this is our favorite month. It’s an opportunity for the dialogue about mammograms to move beyond the confines of doctor-patient and into the mainstream, and it’s the perfect opportunity for everyone to take a role in furthering the effort to […]Read More +