Breast Imaging and Other Women’s Imaging
White Plains Hospital provides high-quality imaging services, including breast imaging, to women in our community. Our board-certified radiologists and their team of specialists conduct breast health exams, breast MRIs, mammograms, breast and pelvic ultrasound tests and breast and thyroid biopsies. These technologically advanced breast imaging procedures and tests provide patients with the most accurate clinical information, aiding physicians in making diagnoses and treatment plans. The following tests and procedures are available at White Plains Hospital:
Digital Mammogram - a breast imaging X-ray test used to screen for breast problems and to screen for, or detect, breast cancer. Many small tumors can be seen on a mammogram before they can be felt by a woman or her health professional. Cancer is most easily treated and cured when discovered early, and regular mammograms can improve a woman's chance for a better health outcome.
3D Mammogram - a new screening and diagnostic tool designed for early breast cancer detection for women with dense breast tissue and/or higher risk of developing disease. During the 3D part of the exam, the X-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, taking multiple images. Then, a computer produces a 3D image of the breast tissue in one millimeter slices, providing greater visibility for the radiologist to see breast tissue in greater detail and reduce the need for follow-up imaging. Click here to learn more about 3D mammography.
Breast MRI - is most often used to provide additional screening for women at higher risk, with significant family history of breast cancer and/ or ovarian cancer. MRI provides a very detailed exam of the breast MRI, acquiring approximately 1000 images at a time. Breast MRI is also sometimes used in women to evaluate problem areas found on mammography, or to further evaluate the breasts in a women who is about to undergo breast surgery.
Breast and Pelvic Ultrasound - ultrasound testing uses sound waves to make a picture of the tissue inside the breast or pelvis. A breast ultrasound (or MRI) can show all areas of the breast, including the area closest to the chest wall, which is hard to study with a mammogram. Breast ultrasound in addition to mammography, is now recommended in NY state for all women with dense breast tissue. A pelvic ultrasound makes pictures of the organs and structures in the lower abdomen, which can be used to study the bladder, ovaries, uterus, cervix and fallopian tubes.
Breast and Thyroid Biopsies - remove a sample of tissue to check for cancer. A breast biopsy is usually done to check a lump found during a breast exam or a suspicious area found on a mammogram or ultrasound. These procedures take just a few minutes to perform and are essentially painless. The Hospital offers stereotactic breast biopsy, a fast and minimally-invasive way to obtain these tissue samples. Thyroid biopsies are performed to find the cause of an abnormality found in the thyroid gland during a physical examination or one found during a thyroid ultrasound or radioactive thyroid scan.
White Plains Hospital has three easily accessible Women's Imaging Departments to schedule an appointment at your convenience.
- White Plains Hospital: 914-681-2929
- Rye Brook: 914-935-0011
- New Rochelle: 914-336-5900