What is a Mammogram?

Mammography, also known as a mammogram, is the examination of the breast using x-rays. Mammography is considered the most effective tool for early breast tumor detection. Most medical experts agree that successful treatment of breast cancer often is linked to early diagnosis. Mammography plays a central part in early detection of breast cancers because it can show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them.

We use Full Field Digital Mammography. Digital Mammography allows the radiologist to alter the orientation, magnification, brightness and contrast to produce images of the breast that can be seen on a computer screen. It reduces the time of the examination compared to non digital (analog) mammograms. Digital Mammography has been shown to be superior to traditional analog mammography in women with dense breast tissue.

All of our mammography exams are interpreted with the aid of CAD. Computer-aided detection, or CAD, uses a digitized mammographic image to search for abnormal areas of density, mass, or calcification that may indicate the presence of cancer. The CAD system highlights these areas on the images, alerting the need for further analysis.

Studies Performed:

Screening & Diagnostic Mammography Needle Localization
Breast Core Biopsy Sentinel Node Injection
Breast MRI Ductogram