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Digital Mammography – The Gold Standard

Using computers and specially designed digital detectors, digital mammography produces an image that can be displayed on a high-resolution computer monitor, and transmitted and stored just like a computer file.

One of the main benefits of digital mammography technology is the ability to manipulate images. Using special high-resolution monitors, the radiologist can adjust the brightness, change contrast, and zoom in for close-ups of specific areas while reviewing the electronic images of the breast. Computer-aided detection is also used to analyze patterns in the mammogram, acting as a second pair of eyes for the doctor. It marks areas for the radiologist to review in more detail.

An accredited facility

The Breast Care Center is a proud recipient of the American College of Radiology® Gold Seal of Accreditation. This recognition from the largest and oldest imaging accrediting organization in the United States demonstrates that we have met the highest level of imaging quality and radiation safety.

What to expect

Once both you and your mammogram technician are ready to begin, the technician will position your breast in the mammography unit. One breast will be placed on a special platform and compressed with a clear paddle, which creates a uniform tissue thickness for the X-ray image. This allows for a clearer, unobstructed image and reduces your exposure to X-ray radiation. The direction of the compression will be changed between images to achieve a top-to-bottom view and a side view. The same process will be repeated for the other breast. You may be asked to hold your breath for a few seconds while the X-ray is being taken in order to get a clearer image. The entire mammography exam should take about 30 minutes.

Do

  • Read the general instructions on our home page
  • Limit your caffeine intake prior to your digital mammogram

Do not

  • Schedule your mammogram the week before your period (mammography may be more uncomfortable than normal when your breasts are tender)
  • Wear deodorant, talcum powder or lotion under your arms or on your breasts on the day of your mammogram

To schedule a digital mammogram, please contact us.

Digital Mammography Locations

Williamsville

199 Park Club Lane, Suite 300
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: 716-836-4646
Fax: 716-836-4696
Open 1.2T High Field MRI/1.5T High Field MRI/PET-CT Scan/Nuclear Medicine/Low Dose CT Scan/X-ray/Fluoroscopy (Bariatric)/Bone Densitometry/Mammography/Ultrasound

Please call each office for specific service hours.

For Billing inquiries please call
Phone: 716-332-8078
Payment plans available.

Jason Pericak, MD

Director of Breast Care Center

A board-certified Diagnostic Radiologist, Dr. Pericak completed a Breast Imaging fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center. An Eden native, he attended medical school at the University at Buffalo and studied biochemistry at SUNY Geneseo. He completed his residency training at the University of South Florida. Dr. Pericak is a noted specialist in the interpretation of digital mammography, Breast MRI and breast ultrasound, and performs MRI, ultrasound and stereotactic biopsies, and pre-surgery needle localizations.

Marie Quinn, MD

Breast and Women's Imaging Specialist

Marie Quinn, MD is a Board Certified Diagnostic Radiologist and Breast Imaging and Intervention Specialist with fellowship training from George Washington University Hospital. She is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii and graduated from Rice University with a B.S. in Biochemistry and B.A. in Statistics in 2005. She received her M.D. Cum Laude from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2009 and went on to train in Diagnostic Radiology at Boston University Medical Center. Her areas of subspecialty interest include digital mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, breast biopsy, and body imaging including and abdominal and pelvic CT, MRI and ultrasound.