NYU Langone Medical Center Now Offers Screening Mammography Results in Real-Time

Real-Time Results Offer Women Peace of Mind without the Wait

The Breast Imaging Center of NYU Langone Medical Center, located in the NYU Clinical Cancer Center at 160 East 34th Street, now offers patients same-day screening mammography results in real-time. Women having screening mammography now have the option to receive their breast imaging test results during their visit.

“Our Breast Imaging Center is transforming the screening mammogram experience for our patients by offering greater access and convenience,” said Michael P. Recht, MD, chairman and Louis Marx Professor of Radiology at NYU Langone. “The majority of our patients are choosing this new service to get their results right away.”

The ability to receive screening mammography reads in real-time is available on weekdays between 8:30am and 4:00pm. Additionally, if it is determined that a patient needs extra imaging, the patient has the convenient option to have the imaging done on the same-day or schedule it at another time. The Breast Imaging Center, a designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, offers convenient same-day appointments and extended hours on weekdays, evenings and weekends. Patients can schedule an appointment by calling the Breast Imaging Center at 212.731.5002.

A screening mammogram is for women who do not have current signs or symptoms of breast cancer. It is a safe, low dose x-ray procedure. For most women, the screening is performed annually to test for any subtle breast changes or abnormalities including breast cancer.

“Booking your screening mammography with us is like scheduling peace of mind,” said Hildegard K. Toth, MD, associate professor of Radiology and chief of the Breast Imaging Section at NYU Langone. “Our screening mammography, with real-time results, eliminates the anxiety women can face during breast cancer screening.”

For more information about Radiology at NYU Langone visit:  www.NYULMC.org/radiology.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012