What is digital mammography?
The American Cancer Society recommends annual screening mammograms for women age 40+. Early detection of breast cancer increases a woman's survival rate. Digital mammography is the most advanced imaging technology available for the early detection of breast cancer. A digital mammogram uses a special detector to capture and convert x-ray energy into a digital image. Radiologists can view and manipulate the images on high-resolution computer monitors that enhance visualization of the structures within the breast tissue.
Recent studies have shown that premenopausal women with dense breasts benefit from digital mammography because it provides better imaging. Digital imaging offers more contrast and an improved diagnostic tool. It offers a more comfortable experience for the patient since it generally requires less time.
Digital mammograms are quicker than a film mammography and should take about 7.5 minutes total per patient, where most film images require 21 minutes per patient.
We offer the latest in breast imaging:
- Digital mammography
- Ultrasound/stereotactic biopsy
- Breast MRI
- Board-certified radiologists