Digital Mammography

What is Digital Mammography with CAD?

Digital Mammography with Computer Aided Detection (CAD) is the latest tool available to detect breast cancer in its early stage. It is a mammography system where solid-state detectors convert x-rays into electric signals. These detectors are similar to those found in digital cameras. The electrical signals are used to produce images of the breast that can be seen on a computer screen or printed on special films to look like regular mammograms. Images are viewed and can be manipulated on dedicated high-resolution monitors that enhance visualization of the breast tissue, allowing radiologists to be more thorough in their interpretation of your procedure. Digital Mammography allows the radiologist to adjust image contrast, brightness and magnification levels, which assists them in detecting abnormalities of the breast.

What to expect during your examination:

Your breast will be compressed between two plates during the examination. There is mild discomfort during the exam. Some women choose to wait until after their menstrual period to have the exam.

How to prepare for the exam.
  • Wear a two-piece outfit on the day of your exam
  • Do not use powders, deodorant, or lotions on the day of your exam
  • Please bring copies of previous mammograms to your appointment
  • If you are pregnant, please inform the technologist

Contact information

  • Digital Mammography at Bayonne Medical Center 29 East 29th Street
    Bayonne NJ 07002
    Phone: 201.858.6572
  • Digital Mammography at Christ Hospital176 Palisade Avenue
    Jersey City NJ 07306
    Phone: 201.795.8250
  • Digital Mammography at Hoboken University Medical Center308 Willow Avenue
    Hoboken NJ 07030
    Phone: 201.418.1000