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The Women’s Imaging Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital offers the latest technologies to serve patients, including ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, and three-dimensional (3-D) tomosynthesis mammography.

“With 3-D mammography, we can thoroughly examine each part of the breast tissue in one-millimeter slices,” says Maddalena Duarte, MD, Director of the Women’s Imaging Center at the Hospital’s Cortlandt Manor campus. “Having a tomosynthesis mammogram significantly reduces the chances of patients needing to be recalled for extra imaging, and our patients are grateful for that.”

To help patients understand the results of the imaging studies, as well as the workings of their own bodies, Dr. Duarte and her colleagues at the Women’s Imaging Center have detailed discussions with patients, guiding them to make informed and thoughtful decisions about their care.

“The world of breast imaging in particular can be very confusing, so I speak with patients extensively until they understand my recommendation and possible next steps,” Dr. Duarte said. “In my experience shared knowledge and mutual trust are imperative in any good doctor/patient relationship.”

Early detection is essential when it comes to breast cancer, a condition that also requires a multidisciplinary approach to care. Our professionals at the Women’s Imaging Center have frequent discussions with physician leadership, surgical, and other specialists at NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center.

“We are part of a full-service, comprehensive cancer center, and we discuss each and every case to develop a complete plan of care,” notes Dr. Duarte. “If the outcome is cancer treatment, our patients benefit from having medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology—including a team of highly skilled oncologists from ColumbiaDoctors, the faculty practice of Columbia University Medical Center, the infusion center, and support services centrally located in one building. Our multi-disciplinary approach to cancer care provides each patient with a nurse navigator, who supports patients and their families throughout the full course of treatment. A patient’s ‘team’ also includes a social worker, a nutritionist, and access to community-based support groups.” In addition, the Cancer Center and the Hospital’s on-site Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen are working together to provide health-supportive cooking classes for cancer patients.

The Women’s Imaging Center at NYP/Hudson Valley offers a full-range of women’s health testing:  mammograms, breast ultra-sounds, bone density testing, and 3-D mammography, the latest in breast screening. Our radiologists promptly evaluate your test results. For more information, or to make an appointment, call (914) 734-3674.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital
1980 Crompound Rd
Cortlandt, NY
(914) 737-9000
 
nyp.org/hudsonvalley 

 

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