Abington – Jefferson Health radiologists have expertise in the full range of women's diagnostic needs including breast imaging, pelvic and reproductive organ ultrasounds and diagnosing osteoporosis using DEXA scan. Abington is committed to the fight against breast cancer and offers a broad range of diagnostic and interventional women's imaging procedures using the latest technology. Breast tomosynthesis is now available at all locations that provide mammography.
A low radiation dose x-ray procedure that is used to detect abnormalities in breast tissue. At all Abington locations, we use advanced digital mammography.
This is a safe and valuable diagnostic tool that uses sound waves to evaluate the breast. Ultrasound can determine whether a breast mass contains fluid (is a cyst) or is solid. Because ultrasound uses no radiation, it is helpful in the evaluation of women with breast masses who are pregnant, breastfeeding or under 30 years of age and would not ordinarily undergo mammography.
Stereotactic-Guided Breast Biopsy
A minimally invasive procedure that uses special mammography equipment to guide the radiologist to the location of the breast that must be biopsied.
Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy
A minimally invasive procedure that uses ultrasound equipment to guide the radiologist to the location of the breast that must be biopsied.
Breast MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
A diagnostic procedure of the breast that may be ordered to evaluate a breast lesion. It may help to distinguish between a benign or malignant condition and may eliminate the need for an invasive biopsy procedure. Breast MRI is also used to evaluate the extent of malignant disease in patients with breast cancer and for high risk screening of certain patients. Intravenous injection of contrast is routine.
Ductography / Galactography
A minimally invasive x-ray procedure of the ducts in the breast. It requires the use of x-ray dye and mammography equipment and is performed by one of our women's imaging specialists.
Breast Lymphoscintigraphy or Sentinel Node Study
A nuclear medicine procedure performed in conjunction with the patient's breast and axillary lymph node surgery. The procedure is done to locate the first lymph node (also called the sentinel node) in the lymphatic chain to see if cancer has spread to that area. If the procedure shows that the sentinel node has not been affected by cancer, the patient can be spared a full axillary dissection and possible future complications.
Other Women's Imaging Procedures
A noninvasive diagnostic imaging procedure used to evaluate the pelvic cavity and its contents including the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes.
Fetal Ultrasound or Obstetrical Ultrasound
A noninvasive diagnostic imaging procedure that uses ultrasound waves and no ionizing radiation to evaluate the fetus. It is useful in determining the stages of pregnancy and the presence or absence of a fetal abnormality.
A noninvasive diagnostic procedure in which a sterile saline solution is slowly infused into the uterus while ultrasound imaging takes place. It may be ordered to evaluate problems with infertility and abnormalities of the uterus.
A diagnostic procedure that uses contrast media or x-ray dye and x-ray imaging. The patient's gynecologist inserts a catheter through the cervix and into the uterus. Contrast media is injected into the catheter and flows into the uterus and fallopian tubes. The contrast media allows these structures to be visualized on an x-ray. Hysterosalpinography may be ordered to evaluate suspected abnormalities of the uterus and fallopian tubes and to determine the possible causes for infertility.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization
A minimally-invasive surgical procedure performed by an interventional radiologist to treat conditions involving the presence of uterine fibroid tumors by blocking their blood supply and shrinking them.
Awards for Expertise and Excellence in Breast Imaging
The Mary T. Sachs Breast Imaging Center in Willow Grove has received an Excellence Award from the American College of Radiology and is recognized with a National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers Award from the American College of Surgeons.
All Abington Health breast imaging facilities are accredited by the American College of Radiology. Additionally, Abington Health has been recognized by Susan G. Komen Foundation for our community outreach and excellent care.
We have one of the busiest centers for breast imaging procedures in the Delaware Valley. Our teams of highly competent professionals including technologists, nurses, clerical staff and physicians are dedicated to providing excellent, comprehensive, compassionate care to all.