CVPH Women's Imaging in Plattsburgh offers a full range of breast imaging options to women in northern New York.
Our award winning program at the Women's Imaging offers privacy, convenience, state-of the art technology and staff expertise. Our breast imaging specialists are radiologists trained in this type of specialty imaging. You'll be cared for by experienced mammography technologists who know how to make you as comfortable as possible while capturing a precise image.
If you're a woman over 40, the American Cancer Society recommends an annual mammogram screening as it is the best defense in the fight against breast cancer. Coupled with regular breast self-exams, mammography can help detect breast cancer in its earliest stages when it's easiest to treat. Women with a family history of breast cancer, or other health risks, should speak to their physician about mammography screening.
Some of the women's imaging services we offer include:
- 3D Mammograms
- Digital Mammograms/Annual Exams
- Diagnostic Mammograms
- Magnification Studies
- Breast Ultrasounds
- Needle Aspirations
- Ultrasound-Guided Core Biopsies
- Breast Health Education & Resources
New mammography technology at the Women's Imaging Center (WIC) increases the detection of invasive breast cancers as well as reduces the number of false positive recall rates. WIC recently installed Selenia 3D mammography, offering patients with all breast types a superior, comfortable and more accurate test. The new technology captures multiple images of the breast from different angles and specialized software reconstructs a 3D image of the breast. As a result, fewer patients are called back for additional testing and able to avoid the associated anxiety, inconvenience and cost.
The acquisition of thin slices at multiple levels enables the radiologist to quickly determine if an area of asymmetry is a real lesion or due to overlapping tissue elements, decreasing the number of false positives. In addition, this technology increases the detection of small cancers in dense breast tissue.