Digital Mammography

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Digital Mammography

Our board-certified radiologists are committed to providing only the highest quality of care.

That`s why we are pleased to announce the expansion of our practice to include Selenia digital mammography from Hologic – the most advanced mammography imaging technologies available for the early detection of breast cancer.

Breast cancer, the most common cancer among women other than skin cancer, is a frightening disease. Although there has been a decline in the rate of deaths from breast cancer in recent years, it is still the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer.

When breast cancer is detected before it has spread to lymph nodes or to other parts of the body, the 5-year survival rate is 100%.

Digital Mammography is the most effective method of screening for breast cancer. It uses a low-dose X-ray to detect tumors and cysts in the breast. It also helps to differentiate benign tumors (non-cancerous) from malignant ones (cancerous). Digital Mammograms can be used for screening (during which two images are taken of the breast) or diagnostic (during which several angles may be required). Digital Mammograms can detect cancers too small to be felt by the patient during a breast self-exam or by her doctor or nurse during a clinical exam.

Unlike film-based mammography, digital mammograms produce images that appear on the technologist`s monitor in a matter of seconds, There is no waiting for film to develop, which can mean a shorter time spent in the breast imaging suite!

From a patient`s point of view,
having a digital mammogram is very much like having a conventional film-based mammogram. Both film-based and digital mammography use compression and x-rays to create clear images of the inside of the breast.