Breast Imaging

Breast imaging typically consists of mammography, ultrasound, and MRI. Mammography is the "gold standard" for screening and detecting breast cancer. At Mid-Delaware Imaging, our mammography units are both MQSA certified and ACR accredited. Digital mammography uses low-dose X-rays to capture images of the breast to look for abnormalities in the breast tissue that may represent cancer. Benefits include better imaging of dense breast tissue and the chest wall, shorter exam times, and lower radiation dose.

MDI is proud to be the first facility in Dover to offer 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis). This new technology detects up to 40% more invasive cancers and 25% more breast cancers than standard 2D digital mammography. This new technology is gaining traction and looks to be standard of care in the near future. We are proud to offer this new tool for breast cancer detection to our community.

Unique to MDI is Double Read Mammography. This mean means 2 board certified Radiologists read nearly every 2D and 3D mammogram performed at MDI independent of one another at no additional cost to the patient. Studies have shown more cancers are detected when two physicians analyze a mammogram as opposed to a single physician. MDI is the only facility in Delaware to offer this service.

Technology & Equipment

  • Hologic Genius 3D Mammography System
  • Toshiba Ultrasound System
  • GE MRI Optima 360 1.5T System

Fast Breast MRI

MDI is pleased to be the first facility in Dover, DE to offer Fast Breast MRI - a faster and more affordable breast MRI. It is available for women with a higher than average (intermediate) lifetime risk for breast cancer and dense breasts who desire an additional screening tool in combination with mammography to diagnose breast cancer. Dense breast tissue can make it harder to find cancer on a mammogram and may be linked to an increased risk of cancer. Fast Breast MRI has been shown to be effective in detecting small invasive breast cancers that may not be visible on Mammography or Ultrasound.

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3D/2D Mammography

Mid-Delaware Imaging is proud to announce that we are the first facility in Dover to offer 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis). This new technology detects up to 40% more invasive cancers and 25% more breast cancers than standard 2D digital mammography. This new technology is gaining traction and looks to be standard of care in the near future. We are proud to offer this new tool for breast cancer detection to our community.

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Breast Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a simple, safe, painless diagnostic procedure that utilizes high-frequency sound waves to image the breast. This modality is typically used to differentiate cystic (fluid filled) lesions from solid tumors. Mid Delaware Imaging's ultrasound department is accredited by the American College of Radiology and only employs sonographers who are board certified.

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Breast MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one of the safest and accurate diagnostic imaging studies available. Using a strong magnetic field, radiofrequency waves and an advanced image processing computer, high resolution images of the breasts are obtained. A breast MRI is often performed for patients who have had an abnormal mammogram, a strong family history of breast cancer, discovered a palpable mass or have breast implants that interfere with receiving a standard mammogram. A bilateral MRI breast study is indicated for mastectomy patients to allow the radiologist to evaluate the lymph nodes, chest wall, residual tissue and post surgical changes.

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