Your Partners in Breast Health  

 

        
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Digital Mammography


Digital Mammography is obtained the same manner as film screen mammography - with compression. However, the images obtained at our soft mammogram facility using digital technology and a MammoPad cushion for comfort allows the radiologist to manipulate the image and density to better see through dense tissue. In a study done in 2005, the ACRIN Digital Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (DMIST), Digital mammography detected significantly (up to 28%) more cancers than screen film mammography in women 50 and younger, premenopausal and perimenopausal women and women with dense breasts. The ability to digitally manipulate the images also cuts down on repeat images for dense tissue and overall delivers a smaller dose of radiation in certain types and thickness of breast tissue.
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