Women’s Imaging Services

Princeton Radiology excels in providing women with the screenings and information needed to protect their health at every stage of life—from child-bearing through menopause. We offer a number of screening, diagnostic and monitoring tests to help you proactively monitor your health.

Digital Mammography is the single most effective method to detect breast cancer early. At Princeton Radiology, we go beyond the ordinary mammogram with 3D SmartMammTM—a proactive approach to breast health. Our team assesses your lifetime risk of breast cancer by calculating our risk score, so you and your doctor can create a customized plan to properly monitor your breast health. Yearly screening mammograms are recommended for women over the age of 40. During a digital mammogram, breasts are gently compressed so detailed computerized images can be taken to help identify any unusual tissue.

Image-Guided Biopsies allow physicians to retrieve and test small samples of suspicious tissue to determine if they are cancerous. Ultrasound, CT or MRI scans are used to help our interventional radiologists guide a small needle into the suspicious area and take small samples. The samples are provided to a lab for evaluation and diagnosis. Local anesthesia is used so most patients can return to their normal activities immediately.

Breast MRI is a supplemental tool that allows your physician to more closely examine any suspicious areas of breast tissue. An MRI scanner uses a strong, but harmless, magnetic field to produce detailed images of the inside of the breasts.

Bone Density (DEXA) helps women monitor bone loss and detect the early symptoms of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis can result in chronic pain and bone fractures. With early detection, osteoporosis can be treated before a debilitating fracture occurs. The DEXA (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) scan is quick and painless.

Body Composition Analysis (DXA) – a service that’s available in this area only at Princeton Radiology – is a valuable tool for physicians, athletic trainers and fitness enthusiasts. It precisely measures the amount of fat, muscle and bone in your body. This information helps physicians and clinicians measure and manage obesity, evaluate candidates for bariatric surgery and evaluate weight management programs. It is also helpful in assessing disease risk, as well as muscle loss and growth disorders.

Uterine Fibroid Embolization is a non-surgical treatment for uterine fibroids. Interventional radiologists from Princeton Radiology use MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to guide a thin tube from the artery in the inner thigh to the arteries that supply blood to the fibroid tumor. Particles are injected to block blood flow to the fibroids, causing them to shrink and die.