Maiden Lane Medical
Multi-Specialty Group Practice located in New York, NY
How many times have you put off scheduling your mammogram, or worse, not scheduled it at all? We know that life can get busy, and preventive health screenings can slip to the end of your to-do list. But here at Maiden Lane Medical, we believe in the power of preventive health care.
Every year, over 325,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, including early-stage and invasive forms of the disease. Over 41,000 women will die of breast cancer each year. With early diagnosis and rapid treatment, you increase your chances of surviving this prevalent women’s health issue.
Mammograms are critical to diagnosing breast cancer in its early and more easily treated stages. It can also help in discovering other irregularities of the breasts such as having dense breasts. The team is proud to offer convenient, in-office mammography services at Maiden Lane Medical. Our state-of-the-art equipment provides digital, 3D tomosynthesis (3D mammograms) and advanced ultrasound services in an American College of Radiologists accredited suite.
What is mammography?
Mammography is a diagnostic imaging study that uses low-dose X-rays to create pictures of the insides of your breasts. Maiden Lane Medical offers cutting-edge mammography services, including digital 3D mammograms. Technologically advanced mammography creates more detailed images, allowing your physician to examine a more detailed view of your breast tissue.
3D mammograms take multiple pictures of your breast tissue. The computer then combines those images to create a 3D model of your breast, revealing areas of dense tissue, calcification, or other abnormalities that could indicate breast cancer.
What should I expect during my mammography screening?
After you check in with our friendly office staff, a clinical team member escorts you to the mammography suite. You take off your shirt, bra, and any jewelry and put on a gown, leaving it open at the front.
You stand in front of the mammography machine, and the technician helps position your breast onto the plate. The tech lowers another plate on top of your breast, which slightly compresses your breast. This helps you remain still and allows the equipment to take clear pictures of your breast tissue.
The technician releases your breast and repositions the plates to a nearly vertical position, capturing your breast between them to collect images from a different angle. The technician repeats the process on your other breast.
How should I prepare for a mammogram?
You don’t need to do much to prepare for your mammogram.
You will be pleasantly surprised at how quick, easy, and comfortable a visit to our digital mammography office can be. Our on-site mammography, and ultrasound, are much faster and convenient than a visit to a typical fixed-site facility, so you can be done and on your way in very little time.
Below are tips on how to prepare for your visit, so the experience can be as smooth and comfortable as possible:
- Talk to your health care professional about any concerns you have regarding the need for the test you have scheduled, how it will be performed, or what the results will mean to you.
- The day of your mammogram wear a two-piece outfit so that it is easy to undress above the waist.
- You shouldn’t wear deodorant, antiperspirant, or any creams, lotions, or perfumes to your appointment. Wearing these items can make mammograms more difficult to read and may corrupt equipment. If you must wear deodorant, moist towelettes will be available so you can remove it before your exam.
What happens after a mammogram?
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained radiologists read your mammograms. With over 20 years of experience, they interpret your mammogram and provide rapid results directly to your provider. This reduces back-and-forth communication between an outside radiology practice and your gynecologist in the case of abnormal results. Your gynecologist can take action right away to order additional testing or other necessary next steps.
When should I have a mammogram?
If you’re between the ages of 40-54 and have a low to average risk of breast cancer, you should have a mammogram every year. From the age of 55, you can have the test every other year for as long as you’re in good health. Talk to your gynecologist about your risk of breast cancer and get personalized advice on how often you should have this potentially life-saving health screening.
While you should also check your breasts at home every month, mammograms are the most effective way to detect breast cancer in its early stages. Our advanced technology can identify abnormal tissue and lumps that you can’t feel from the outside. Early detection increases your chances of successful treatment, as smaller tumors often require less invasive treatment.
Have more questions?
Chat with us online! Use our webchat in the lower right hand of your screen
Why should I choose Maiden Lane Medical for my mammograms?
We offer state-of-the-art digital 3D mammography services from our convenient, in-office accredited mammography suite. You don’t have to make multiple appointments to address your women’s health needs. The dual convenience of same-day well-woman exams and in-office mammography means no more missed appointments, extra time off work, or other inconveniences.
Additionally, your doctor receives your results quickly. This means that if any further testing, such as a follow-up mammogram or biopsy, is necessary, they can schedule it immediately. As we mentioned earlier, getting an early diagnosis is critical to starting potentially life-saving treatment as quickly as possible.
Maiden Lane Medical continues to offer best in class women’s health services and leads the NY metropolitan area in ambulatory women’s health services. Call us today or schedule an appointment online for expert, patient-focused care.
Our doctors who provide this service
Perfect Medical Services
Book an Appointment
Find a caring and knowledgeable doctor. Book your appointment today.