Women’s Imaging

Women's Imaging in South Jersey

Mammography Technologist Viewing Breast Image Of Female Patient

What Is Women's Imaging?

Women's imaging encompasses a lot of different medical imaging services. At South Jersey Radiology Associates, our women's centers are specialized offices that focus on carrying out medical imaging studies and scans that give women peace of mind in a comfortable atmosphere.

Annual screening mammograms are a powerful diagnostic imaging tool that helps protect women against breast cancer. It is strongly recommended that women who are age 40 and above get an annual screening mammogram. Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer found today. According to Breastcancer.org, 1 in 8 women will develop a form of breast cancer during their lifetime. Annual screening mammograms are the best way to make this statistic a thing of the past. Early detection saves lives.

Annual screening mammograms is considered a wellness exam which is covered by almost all insurance providers. An annual screening mammogram doesn't require a referral and can be scheduled immediately. If you are interested in setting up your annual screening mammogram, reach out to SJRA here.

Our Women's Imaging Locations

With extended and weekend hours at many centers, get the scan you need on your schedule.

Cherry Hill Office
315 Route 70 Suite B9
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Greentree Office
1000 Lincoln Drive East, Suite 1
Marlton, NJ 08053

Haddonfield Office
807 North Haddon Avenue Suite 5
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

Turnersville Office
901 New Jersey 168 Suite 301
Turnersville, NJ 08012

West Deptford Office
748 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ 08096

Women's Center at Cross Keys
105 Kings Way West
Sewell, NJ 08080

Women's Center at Virtua
200 Bowman Suite E152
Voorhees Township, NJ 08043

Women's Center at Voorhees
100 Carnie Boulevard Suite A4
Voorhees Township, NJ 08043

Frequently Asked Questions About Mammograms

Learn about what to expect during an annual screening mammogram and what the benefits are of early detection.

In the United States, breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women. Annual screening mammograms are recommended for women over 40. If you have a family history or predisposition to breast cancer, it is recommended to start annual screening mammograms at 35. The early stages of breast cancer are a lot more treatable, which makes early detection and routine screening very important.

On average, two dimensional and three dimensional mammograms take about 15 – 20 minutes to complete. After the imaging study is complete, our subspecialized, breast imaging radiologists will create a report based on the results. Your physician will receive the results within 48 hours.

A mammogram comprises of a series of X-rays that capture images of your breast tissue. During a mammogram, your breasts are placed between two surfaces to evenly spread out the breast tissue. Then, an X-ray captures images of the breast tissue. During a three dimensional (3D) mammogram, three different angles are captured to achieve greater accuracy. During a two dimensional (2D) mammogram, two different angles are captured.

There is no special preparation for a mammogram. We recommend to wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Do not wear any deodorant, fragrances, moisturizer. Any type of topical substance can affect the quality of the images. Lastly, schedule your appointment during a time when your breasts are least sensitive.

When scheduling your mammogram, it is important to go to a full service, women's imaging center to remove the likelihood of false positives. Sometimes, mammograms require follow up imaging. South Jersey Radiology Associates offers diagnostic and advanced women's imaging services to provide high quality results in a timely manner.

Mammograms are not considered painful. During the mammogram, women may feel some discomfort. Mammograms are recommended to be done when your breast tissue is least tender. A mammogram should be scheduled at least five days before or after your menstrual period to avoid soreness and added discomfort.

Annual screening mammograms are covered by most health insurance plans. Health insurance providers consider annual screening mammograms a medically necessary preventative service. With this distinction, most health insurance providers cover annual screening mammograms for women over 40. For women with a family history of breast cancer, many health insurance providers will cover annual screening mammograms for women over 30.