Digital Mammography

The state-of-the-art Digital Mammography uses low dose x-rays to examine breasts and is used as a diagnostic and screening tool. A Mammogram is used to assist in the early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. The procedure can detect changes in the breast that may indicate cancer long before any other symptoms arise. Detecting breast cancer early increases treatment options and survival rates. Our digital mammography system allows for high quality images with more specific details. Soft Touch Bio-lucent comfort pads are used with every mammography procedure.

TYPES OF PROCEDURES:

  • Screening Mammogram: It is recommended for women over the age of 40 receive a mammogram annually.
  • Diagnostic Mammogram: A Diagnostic Mammogram is used for those who have had either a prior Screening Mammogram or Ultrasound, with abnormal findings.
  • Needle Localization for Tissue Biopsy

BENEFITS:

Because there's no waiting for film to be developed, digital images are immediately available. Patients spend less time in the exam room and rarely need to return for repeat images due to under or over exposures. The digital machine is fast, brightness, darkness, or contrast can be adjusted and sections of an image can be magnified after the mammogram is complete making it easier to see subtle differences between tissues.

EQUIPMENT:

Hologic LORAD Selenia Digital Mammography

To schedule your Digital Mammography, contact Community Wide Scheduling at 573-883-4488.
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