Dedicated MRI machine among enhancements at Breast Center at Barnabas Health in Livingston

In an effort to further enhance the continuum of care for women and make the space more efficient, private and patient-centered, the Breast Center at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center recently completed extensive renovations — including the addition of a new, dedicated magnetic resonance imaging machine just for Breast Center patients.

Dr. Linda Sanders, the medical director of the Livingston-based center, said the renovations will have impact.

“The addition of a dedicated state-of-the-art MRI machine in the center ensures patients don’t have to wait to receive necessary scans and can now do so as quickly and efficiently as possible on-site,” she said.

The Breast Center aims to provide a comprehensive range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for women, including digital mammograms, ultrasounds and breast interventional procedures.

The Breast Center team is multidisciplinary and highly experienced in treating breast-related issues. The new MRI machine will enable the Breast Center to seamlessly integrate MRI scans into patient care by providing scans onsite in a more comfortable environment, improving patient flow, reducing wait times and increasing diagnostic reporting capabilities. Additionally, the new MRI machine is state-of-the-art and will provide the highest quality diagnostic images for patients while efficiently delivering results.

Services provided at the Breast Center include a variety of screening and diagnostic procedures for detecting breast cancer and pinpointing other suspicious areas in the breast, including breast needle localization, mammography, stereotactic core biopsy, breast tomosynthesis, breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided cyst aspiration, ultrasound-guided breast biopsy and breast MRI.

Sanders said the center is better than ever.

“With the renovations and addition of the new MRI machine patients can receive a complete range of breast services in one convenient location in a comfortable, soothing atmosphere,” she said. “Our goal at the Breast Center is to exceed the individual expectations of each patient, to decrease the stress commonly associated with breast testing and to promote breast health and wellness.”