Mammograms are one of the most important tools clinicians have to help them evaluate the breast. They are also a critical tool to follow women who've had breast cancer. Although mammograms do not prevent breast cancer, they can save lives by finding breast cancer as early as possible.
What is a digital mammogram?
A mammogram is a special type of x-ray that is used to examine breast tissue and help with the diagnosis of breast cancer and other breast conditions.
In digital mammography, x-ray beams are captured on specially designed digital detectors. The digital detector converts the x-ray beams into electronic signals, which are then sent to a computer. Our board-certified radiologists review digital mammograms on a high-resolution computer monitor.
Studies have shown digital mammography to be significantly more accurate than screen-film mammography in women with dense breast tissue and women who are premenopausal or perimenopausal.
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