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Mammography and Bone Density Imaging

Mammography uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts and aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women. At Newton Medical Center, we offer digital mammography, which uses electrical signals to produce images of the inner breast tissue.

Often accompanied by a mammogram, bone density scans test for osteoporosis by using X-rays to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are in a segment of bone.

Preparing for a Mammography at Newton Medical Center

  • Before scheduling a mammogram, discuss any problems in your breasts with your doctor and inform him or her of any prior surgeries, hormone use and family or personal history of breast cancer.
  • Try to schedule your mammogram one week after your period. Do not schedule your mammogram for the week before your period if your breasts are usually tender during this time.
  • Obtain any prior mammograms and bring them with you on the day of your exam.
  • Inform your doctor or the technologist if there is any possibility that you are pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not wear deodorant, talcum powder or lotion under your arms or on your breasts on the day of the exam. These can appear on the mammogram as calcium spots.
  • Describe any breast symptoms or problems to the technologist performing the exam.

Preparing for a Bone Density Scan at Newton Medical Center 

No preparation is necessary for bone density scans, but you may be asked to wear a gown.

Mammography and Bone Density Imaging Results

Newton Medical Center’s radiologists are experts in supervising and interpreting radiology examinations. They will analyze your mammography and send a signed report to your primary care physician or the physician who referred you for the exam. He or she will discuss the results with you. You will also be notified by mail of the results of your mammography within 30 days of your exam.

Locations and Appointments

Mammography and bone density scans are available at:

  • Center for Breast Health at Newton Medical Center
    175 High Street, First Floor
    Newton, NJ 07860
    Convenient appointments available Monday through Saturday.

  • Radiology at Milford Health & Wellness Center
    111 East Catharine Street, Suite 120
    Milford, PA 18337
    Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

To schedule an appointment, please call 1-855-862-2778. Learn more about radiology appointments >

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