Diagnostics & Imaging
RWJ Hamilton has a comprehensive Women's Center onsite, offering the following tests:
| To make a digital mammography appointment,
RWJ Hamilton is proud to offer digital mammography, a more precise method of mammography imaging. This form of imaging uses digital images rather than film, which allows the image to be viewed immediately in several different ways. It also provides the technologist with "a quick check" on positioning, reducing the possibility for blurring. With this state-of-the-art technology, radiologists have improved the ability to locate abnormalities and have reduced the number of follow-up testing.
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
Stereotactic biopsy provides a means to obtain a sample of questionable tissue without open surgical biopsy. During a stereotactic biopsy, small samples of tissue are removed from the breast using a hollow needle precisely guided to the suspicious location via mammography and computer coordinates.
Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, is a method of "seeing" inside the human body through the use of high-frequency sound waves. The sound waves are recorded and displayed as a visual image. No radiation is involved in ultrasound imaging. Ultrasounds can show movement of internal tissues and organs, and enable physicians to see blood flow and heart valve functions.
Obstetric ultrasound imaging - specialized use of sound waves to visualize and thus determine the condition of a pregnant woman and her embryo or fetus.
Pelvic ultrasound imaging - can show movement of internal tissues and organs, such as the pumping of the heart and the flow of blood in arteries and veins.
Bone Densitometry (DEXA SCAN)
A bone density study is used to analyze bone mineral structure and body fat distribution. Low-energy X-rays are used to measure mineral content in the bones and body.