Screening Mammography Results Available While You Wait
June 26, 2012 - 4:38pm
NYU Langone Medical Center today announced the opening of its Center for Women’s Imaging at 221 Lexington Avenue. The new, state-of the-art center offers screening mammography, screening breast ultrasound and bone density. In addition to the most advanced technology the Center also offers extended evening and weekend hours, same-day appointments and the ability to receive test results while you wait. The Center provides seamlessly coordinated access to additional tests and services at NYU Langone if necessary and is a designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
“The Center for Women’s Imaging is changing the patient experience when it comes to women’s annual mammograms,” said Michael P. Recht
, MD, chairman and Louis Marx Professor of Radiology at NYU Langone. “Our new center combines the expertise and world-class care
provided by our specialty trained radiologists in a convenient and comfortable environment.”
One in eight American women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime and mammography can detect breast lumps up to two years before they can be felt. NYU Langone performs exams using advanced technology and a comprehensive program of quality control. Every mammogram is interpreted by a radiologist specialist dedicated to breast imaging. A screening mammogram is for women who do not have current breast problems or complaints. It is a safe, low dose x-ray procedure, and for most women, the screening is performed annually.
“Booking your screening mammography with us is like scheduling peace of mind, we conveniently offer patients mammography results in real-time” said Hildegard B. Toth
, MD, associate professor, Department of Radiology and the chief of Breast Imaging Section at NYU Langone.
Patients can schedule an appointment by calling the Center for Women’s Imaging at 212.731.5002.