SJAIC Now Offers Digital Mammography

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Paterson, NJ (January 20, 2010)- St. Joseph's Ambulatory Imaging Center in Clifton, NJ, provides the latest in mammography screening technology - a state-of-the-art digital mammography system.

This revolutionary imaging technology provides incredibly detailed breast images. Images are visible in a matter of seconds, without waiting for film to develop. Due to sharper images and improved reviewing tools for the radiologists, digital mammography significantly reduces recall for repeat exams.

St. Joseph's Ambulatory Imaging Center has been designated as a certified Pink Ribbon Facility, a distinction awarded to only an elite group of health care facilities. The staff at St. Joseph's is excited to offer their patients the newest technology for breast cancer detection. Digital mammography is different from conventional mammography in how the image of the breast is acquired and, more importantly, viewed. The radiologist can digitally magnify the images, increase or decrease the contrast and invert the black and white values while reading the images. These features allow the radiologist to evaluate microcalcifications and focus on areas of concern with more precision.


Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related death among women. Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her life. Early detection dramatically increases a woman's chance of survival. By offering the latest in mammography technology, St. Joseph's Ambulatory Imaging Center hopes more women will follow recommendations for regular screenings.


St. Joseph's Ambulatory Imaging Center, part of St. Joseph's Healthcare System, has a primary mission of offering high quality diagnostic imaging services in a caring and compassionate manner. For further information or to make an appointment, please call 973.569.6300


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