Services

At Grossman Imaging Centers we provide diagnostic imaging services utilizing cutting edge technology in an environment that is comfortable and friendly.

See our list of services below.

CT BONE DENSITY
SCREENING

Are you at risk for Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis leads to decreased bone strength and increases risk for fractures.

What is Mammography?

Mammography uses X-rays to produce images of breast tissue for our radiologists to analyze in order to detect breast cancer. Mammography plays a key role in early detection of breast cancer allowing patients to begin treatment earlier.

 

  • Screening mammogram:

    • This exam is for women who do not have breast symptoms. When you arrive for a screening exam you will be asked to change into a gown. A registered female technologist will perform your examination. The routine views are a top-to-bottom view and a side view. Each breast will be compressed for a few seconds while the images are taken. As many women experience increased breast tenderness prior to menstruation, you may wish to avoid scheduling your mammogram during that time to minimize discomfort. When the exam is completed, you will be asked to wait until the technologist examines the images. The procedure takes approximately 10 minutes and you will be in the office for about 30 minutes. Please do not be concerned if you receive a call back for additional imaging. Approximately 10% of women will get called back after a screening mammogram for additional mammogram views or ultrasound to get a better view of a particular area.

     

  • Diagnostic mammogram:

    • The diagnostic mammogram will take place in the same manner as the screening exam but may include additional views or special techniques to magnify an area or to eliminate shadows produced by overlapping layers of normal breast tissue. Your doctor or the radiologist may also ask you to have a sonogram (ultrasound study). A diagnostic mammogram may take up to 1 hour depending on how many views are needed.

    • This exam is for women with signs or symptoms of breast disease such as a worrisome breast lump, skin changes or nipple discharge, or for women with breast implants or a history of breast cancer. It is also used to further evaluate problematic areas detected on screening mammography.

 

For questions or appointments please call:    
Main: 805.988.0616 |  Fax: 805.604.1722

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