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Our Carole Pump Women’s Center is fully equipped to meet your women’s imaging needs. We are accredited under the Mammography Quality Standards Act and by the American College of Radiology, and are FDA-Certified for meeting high professional standards of safety and quality.
- Screening and Diagnostic digital mammography
- All mammograms are read by physicians specializing in breast imaging
- Digital mammography for shorter exam times and faster results
- DEXA Bone density studies
- Image-guided biopsies
Getting a mammogram is still the gold standard for breast cancer detection and the American Cancer Society recommends an annual mammography screening for all healthy women beginning at age 40. Why is it so important? Mammograms can help doctors detect abnormalities and changes in breast tissue before they start to cause symptoms.
Early detection and treatment of breast cancer can be life-saving, so let us make it easy for you to take the preventive screening that could make all the difference. Learn more about the Signs & Symptoms of Breast Cancer.
Bone Density Assessment
Osteoporosis is a bone-thinning disease that can lead to debilitating fractures, typically in the spine, hip, and wrist. Although the condition is often considered a “women’s disease,” men may also be affected. Many people don’t know they have osteoporosis until they have a fracture or have a bone density scan, also known as bone densitometry or DEXA.
A bone density scan is a simple, non-invasive test that uses a very small dose of radiation to measure a person’s bone loss.
Bone density screening can help to:
- Detect osteoporosis before a fracture occurs
- Predict your chance of fracturing in the future
- Determine your rate of bone loss and/or monitor the effects of treatment
The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends that you have a bone density test if:
- You are a woman age 65 or older
- You are a man age 70 or older
- You break a bone after age 50
- You are a woman of menopausal age with risk factors
- You are a postmenopausal woman under age 55 with risk factors
- You are a man age 50 – 69 with risk factors
A bone density test may also be necessary if you have any of the following:
- An X-ray of your spine showing a break or bone loss in your spine
- Back pain with a possible break in your spine
- Height loss of ½ inch or more within one year
- Total height loss of 1 ½ inches from your original height
To view a video of a dexascan (bone density scan), click here.
Learn More About Women’s Imaging Services at Northridge Hospital Medical Center
For more information, please call (844) 749-4775.