Our Mammography services provide examinations with traditional, full field digital and 3D mammography technology - improving early detection of breast irregularities. Early detection of breast cancer is vital in the successful treatment of breast cancer. Women, age 40 and over, should have an annual screening mammogram every year, according to the American Cancer Society.
3D Mammography is proudly offered at Garnet Health Medical Center’s Ray Moody, M.D., Breast Center, thanks to the generosity of the Garnet Health Foundation. Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills offers digital mammography services to the women of our community at both our Main Campus in Harris, NY with screening and diagnostic services, as well as our Grover M. Hermann Hospital location with screening mammography services.
Our teams are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and our technologists are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT).
3D mammography produces three dimensional images of the breast from multiple angles using a small rotating digital scanner. Imaging technologists can then move and enlarge the images to view any area of concern. When used in conjunction with 2D digital mammography, this increases the detection of abnormalities earlier and is extremely accurate at pinpointing tumor size and location.
3D Mammography can improve the early detection by 40% -- putting an important and invaluable advantage in your hands when it comes to managing your well-being. Other benefits, include:
- Detect breast cancers earlier
- Detect breast cancers that aren’t found by traditional imaging
- Provide greater accuracy in pinpointing tumor size and location
- Reduce the number of patents who require follow-up testing, which may lessen anxiety for patients
Mammography services at Garnet Health Medical Center meet quality standards for equipment, personnel and practices according to Mammography Quality Standards Act guidelines. Mammograms are performed by a female NY State-licensed registered technologist, interpreted by a radiologist.
Digital mammography incorporates imaging technology providing incredibly sharp images and lower radiation exposure assisting in the early diagnosis of breast cancer. In additional to our highly trained staff, the crystal clear images are expertly read by our on-site radiologist.
Digital mammography is like having a conventional mammogram, though women may notice shorter exam times and a reduction in call backs due to the increase clarity of the images taken. Digital mammography takes less than half the time of conventional mammography since there’s no waiting for film to develop. Digital images are easily stored and transferred electronically, eliminating the risk that original films might be misfiled or lost in transit. The radiologist can magnify the images, increase or decrease the contrast and invert the black and white views to make the images easier to read. These improve the likelihood of diagnosing cancer early.
Receiving Test Results
Once images are taken, they are immediately available for review by your doctor through our secure Web viewer. Test results are delivered electronically via our GE IntegradWeb Picture Archive Computer System (PACS) to aid in fast diagnosis. To request a copy of your diagnostic imaging exam, call us at: 845-333-1222
You may also login to your MyChart account to view your results.
What to Expect During an Exam?
During the tomosynthesis portion of the exam, your breast will be under compression while the x-ray arm of the mammography machine makes a quick arc over the breast, taking a series of breast images at a number of angles.
The whole procedure should take approximately the same time as that of a traditional mammogram. The technologist sends your breast images electronically to the radiologist, who studies them and reports results to either your physician or directly to you.
Schedule Your Mammography Appointment
To schedule a mammogram or for additional information, please call our team:
- Garnet Health Medical Center - Middletown Campus: 845-333-7900
- Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills in Harris & Callicoon: 845-333-8378