Women's Imaging

Women's Imaging

Women's Imaging services offered in Cambridge, MA

Women’s imaging plays a vital role in screening for conditions like breast cancer and detecting causes of infertility. Schatzki Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts, specializes in women’s imaging. The practice’s highly experienced radiologists excel in performing cutting-edge women’s imaging procedures with skill and compassion. Call the office to discover how you could benefit from the Schatzki Associates team’s exceptional women’s imaging services.

What is women’s imaging?

Women’s imaging uses advanced technology to diagnose, monitor, and treat conditions affecting the breasts and female reproductive system. This includes the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, and vagina.

The Schatzki Associates team’s imaging services are vital for women’s health screening programs, helping save thousands of lives annually.

What breast imaging procedures might I need?

Women’s breast imaging procedures available at Schatzki Associates include:


A mammogram is a breast X-ray. The Schatzki Associates team offers regular screening mammograms and diagnostic mammograms for women with breast disease symptoms. They use advanced digital 3D mammography technology for optimal accuracy. 3D mammography uses breast tomosynthesis, putting three-dimensional images of the breast into a digital file.

Breast ultrasound

Ultrasound technology uses sound waves to create a picture of the tissues inside your breast. It shows all parts of the breast, including the tissues closest to your chest wall, which can be difficult to view clearly on a mammogram.

The Schatzki Associates team uses ultrasound to see if a breast lump is solid or filled with fluid. Breast ultrasound doesn’t replace your need for a mammogram but might be useful as an additional screening tool following an abnormal mammogram. Schatzki Associates also offers automated whole breast screening ultrasound. 

Breast MRI screening

Women at high risk of developing breast cancer might require a breast MRI. Risk factors for breast cancer include a family or personal history of breast cancer or having a BRCA1/2 gene mutation.

Breast MRI uses magnetic fields to produce images of your breast. If the scan detects any abnormalities, your radiologist might perform an MRI-guided breast biopsy, extracting a small quantity of the abnormal cells.

What other women’s imaging procedures are available?

Other women’s imaging procedures available at Schatzki Associates include:


A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) creates X-ray images of the uterus and fallopian tubes. It helps locate blockages and other problems if you have difficulties conceiving.

Transvaginal ultrasound

Transvaginal ultrasound involves your provider inserting a wand-like transducer into your vagina. Sound waves from the transducer bounce off the tissues, helping to locate any abnormalities that could be causing pain and other gynecological symptoms.

Bone density screening

Bone densitometry or dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA or DEXA) measures your bone density. You might need this test if you’re at risk of osteoporosis.

To learn more about women’s imaging and the value of screening for breast cancer and other diseases, call Schatzki Associates today.