Everyday, we learn more about breast cancer and how to win the battle. One fact is very clear-early detection is a distinct advantage. Fortunately, breast cancer is highly detectable through digital mammography screening. If breast cancer is detected early, the five-year survival rate is 97 percent. The earlier it’s treated, the better your chance of survival.
A digital system transfers image to a computer so they can be electronically enhanced. The doctor can zoom in, magnify and optimize different parts of the breast tissue using just four standard pictures. And special software allows the physician to view the entire breast on one image.
Our Digital Mammography system is also equipped with a Stereotactic Interventional device. After a suspicious area is identified on the diagnostic mammogram, the physician can perform a biopsy procedure in the same office where the mammogram took place. With the use of a computer, exact location of a breast mass is pinpointed, and x-rays are then taken from two different angles and tissues samples are taken. Outstanding image quality is critical to breast biopsy procedures and this Interventional system offers excellent visibility for clinical confidence. It is an efficient and effective way to provide an accurate diagnosis as quickly as possible.
Patient Benefits for Digital Mammography
- Faster Exams
- Improved Patient Comfort
- Sharper and Clearer Images
- Decreased Radiation
- Decrease in Cell Backs for Additional Views
- Quicker Results
Early detection can save your life. Take a moment for yourself and schedule your mammogram today. Call 423-837-9500 to schedule your mammography today.