Mount Sinai Medical Center has added breast mammography to the list of diagnostic imaging services available on its Aventura campus. The new mammography services at Mount Sinai Aventura, located at 2845 Aventura Boulevard, complements the existing services provided at The Lila and Harold Menowitz Comprehensive Breast Center at Mount Sinai’s Miami Beach campus. The Menowitz Breast Center provides screening, diagnostics, treatment and support services for breast health and was the first breast center in Florida to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Mount Sinai has also been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology as a result of its focus on service, research, technology and expertise.
Mount Sinai Aventura’s mammography services are backed by the medical center’s award-winning breast center team of experts in radiology, pathology, medical and surgical oncology. The physicians who specialize in breast imaging at Mount Sinai are all fellowship trained. State-of-the-art mammography equipment at Mount Sinai Aventura and the Menowitz Breast Center at Mount Sinai’s Miami Beach campus provides digital technology with computeraided detection to ensure the highest quality images for accurate diagnosis.
Comprehensive breast services available at Mount Sinai include digital screening mammography, digital diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, computer aided detection, MRI guided biopsy, cyst aspiration and more.
According to the National Cancer Institute, all women age 40 or older should have screening mammograms every one to two years. Early detection of breast cancer with screening mammography means that treatment can be started earlier in the course of the disease, possibly before it has spread. Screening mammography can help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer among women ages 40 to 74, especially for those over age 50. Age is the most important risk factor for breast cancer. The older a woman is, the greater her chances of developing the disease, as most breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50. The number of cases is especially high for women over age 60. Other risk factors for breast cancer include family history, genetic alterations, breast density, long-term use of menopausal hormone replacement therapy, radiation, alcohol use, body weight and low physical activity levels.