Introducing for the first time in NJ – Hitachi SOFIA 3D Whole Breast Ultrasound



Radiology Center at Harding achieves diagnostic excellence with groundbreaking imaging technology

Press Release

Radiology Center at Harding, a leading provider of top-quality medical imaging services to patients in Morris County and neighboring areas, has setup Hitachi’s SOFIA 3D Whole Breast Ultrasound at its facilities. This innovative and highly efficient imaging technology is specially designed for the 40% of women of mammography age, who have dense breast tissue. The facility is available at the Radiology Center at Harding, for the first time ever in New Jersey.

While dense breasts are considered completely normal, they tend to hide cancer on a mammogram. In turn, this may reduce the ability of radiologists to find cancer, if present. For women with dense breasts, “negative,” or “benign” mammogram does not reliably exclude cancer. In fact, the possibility of women with dense breasts having cancer detected soon after a “normal” or “negative” mammogram is very real. This is known as an “interval cancer” or cancer that’s detected between screening tests and professional exams.

 Dense breasts and breast cancer: myth versus reality

Breast cancer is among the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in women – second only to lung cancer. But thanks to the advancement of diagnostic technologies, social innovation and timely medical intervention, death rates due to breast cancer have been on the decline.[1]One of the prominent factors in improving the chances of breast cancer survival is early detection.So far, mammography remains the only screening technique that has proved effective in diagnosing breast cancer time and again.[2]In addition, combining screening mammography with 3D whole breast ultrasound increases the ability to detect breast cancer from 78% to 92%.

Life-saving technology

Hitachi’s SOFIA 3D Whole Breast Ultrasound offers highly accurate breast ultrasound examination to women of all ages – particularly those with dense breasts. It eliminates the discomfort that women experience during breast screening, by way of being a more private and relatively pain-free experience. With an ergonomic design, the Hitachi SOFIA 3D Whole Breast Ultrasound scan is done with the patient lying in a prone position, with her body weight causing breast compression naturally. In addition to the ergonomics, Hitachi SOFIA 3D Whole Breast Ultrasound offers superior experience and usability in multiple ways:[3]

  • Scans at the rate of 30 seconds per breast, which reduces time taken drastically
  • Seamless experience for technicians through touch-screens and fully automated scans on button-press
  • Doubles as a scan bed for other diagnostic ultrasound exams
  • Needs no lengthy per-scan preparation or additional consumables

To book an appointment, call: 908-221-0603

1201 Mount Kemble Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960