As one of the region's leading breast centers, Chilton serves more than 15,500 women and men each year. Designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, the Breast Center provides the same level of care and expertise as large academic medical centers, with a personal touch that can only be found in a community hospital.
The Breast Center offers digital screening and diagnostic mammography, 3-D mammography (breast tomosynthesis), as well as breast ultrasound and MRI, and bone densitometry. We also offer support services with a uniquely personalized approach to care. Our licensed mammography technicians and dedicated board certified radiologists, who specialize in breast imaging, provide everything you need for your personal breast health - whether that includes screenings or more.
For more information about Chilton's Breast Center, or to schedule an appointment, call us at 973-829-7935.
Award-Winning Care you can Trust
The Breast Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) by the American College of Radiology. This prestigious designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR's voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, including Breast MRI, Breast Ultrasound, Mammography and Streotactic Breast Biopsy.
We've set the bar even higher recently with a major facility transformation to further enhance privacy, efficiency and comfort. The $1.6 million project included renovations for the Center's mammography and waiting areas - highlighting separate spaces for screening and diagnostic mammograms - as well as investments in additional equipment. A third digital mammography unit, two brand new, state-of-the-art ultrasound machines and a new bone density machine were added as part of the renovation project. We also updated all of our biopsy equipment used to perform stereotactic, ultrasound guided, and MRI guided breast biopsies. These improvements will create a warmer, more welcoming setting while also speeding the delivery of care. Should you require additional testing or breast cancer treatment, you can rest assured that you have immediate access to the full resources of the Chilton Cancer Center - along with a caring, compassionate staff that will guide you through every step of the process, from finding the right specialists to researching the latest therapies.
Complete Breast Care
Chilton's Breast Center offers a broad spectrum of services, including:
- Digital mammography for screening and diagnostic mammograms
- 3-D mammography (breast tomosynthesis)
- Ultrasound and ultrasound-guided biopsy
- Stereotactic core needle biopsy
- MRI and MRI-guided core biopsy
- Education and counseling, emotional support and guidance
- Bone densitometry
The Chilton's Breast Center now offers 3D Mammography, a new technology that allows doctors to examine breast tissue one layer at a time. 3D Mammography, also known as breast tomosynthesis, is regarded among experts as the first major advance in breast imaging and breast cancer screening since the development of breast MRI.
“This breakthrough vastly improves our ability to find smaller cancers, while also diminishing the need for additional testing,” stated Lisa Bash, MD., medical director of Chilton’s Breast Center. “It has the potential to change how women receive mammograms and doctors diagnose breast cancer.” . Digital technology has made this test even more valuable by improving accuracy, safety and speed, which is why Chilton's Breast Center is armed with three full field digital mammography units. The technology produces crystal-clear images that can identify even the tiniest abnormalities while also reducing the patient's exposure to radiation and shortening exams. Also, similar to a digital camera, there is no waiting for results. All of the images are instantly displayed on a computer screen, where they are interpreted by a board certified radiologist. Read more about 3D Mammography.
Patient Experience Stories
Read a few heart-warming stories about patients who have received care at the Breast Center:
Dr. Sheila Newman
Mammography Screening Guidelines
Breast health has come a long way over the past few decades. And for good reason. If you haven't been touched by breast cancer, you probably know someone who has... a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend or neighbor. Not surprising, when you consider it's the most common cancer among women. But that's only part of the story. Thanks to a combination of better technology and increased awareness, more women than ever before are going for their mammograms, and beating the disease because of it.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends annual screening mammography for all women beginning at age 40, and earlier for those with genetic risk factors. As an added measure of protection, women may also get a baseline mammogram at age 35 and then receive one every two years until age 40.
Until we find a cure, early detection is our best weapon in the fight against breast cancer. When found in its earliest stages, the chances of successful treatment are nearly 100 percent. So take charge of your breast health... and go for your mammograms. It could save your life!
For more information about Chilton's Breast Center, located at the Collins Pavilion at Chilton Medical Center, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ or to schedule an appointment, call us at (973) 829-7935.