The Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at Cooper is excited to announce that 3D mammography, also known as breast tomosynthesis, is now available to better meet women’s imaging needs. A screening mammogram is an X-ray of the breast that is used to detect signs of breast cancer.
This newer method of mammography produces numerous images at different angles to create a three-dimensional picture. Images that are 3D allow physicians to see breast tissues more clearly, and are often recommended for women who have dense breasts.
At The Ripa Center, Sensory Suite technology is employed during mammograms to create a spa-like atmosphere and engage the senses with aromatherapy, calming visuals, and soothing sounds. The Ripa Center has also been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, in addition to all of Cooper’s Breast Imaging Centers.
The American Cancer Society screening mammogram guidelines are listed below.
- Women between 40 and 44 have the option to start screening with a mammogram every year.
- Women 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year.
- Women 55 and older can switch to a mammogram every other year, or they can choose to continue yearly mammograms.
- All women should be familiar with how their breasts normally look and feel and report any changes to a health care provider right away.
Be sure to talk to your doctor about your personal breast cancer risk and the screening guidelines that are most appropriate for you.
In addition to screening mammograms, DEXA scans and general ultrasounds are available as part of the comprehensive and convenient radiology services offered at The Ripa Center. All imaging services can be scheduled in conjunction with other appointments, or as one comprehensive visit called the Half-Day for Health. For your convenience, evening hours are also available.
To schedule an appointment, or to have your questions answered, call The Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at Cooper at 856.673.4912.
The Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at Cooper
901 Centennial Boulevard, 6100 Main Street
Voorhees NJ 08043