Digital mammography uses computers and specially designed digital detectors to produce an image that can be displayed on a high-resolution computer monitor and can be transmitted and stored like any computer file.
For patients, having a digital mammogram is very much like having a conventional screen-film mammogram. Both film-based and digital mammography use compression and x-rays to create clear images of the inside of the breast. But digital mammography offers us at AllianceHealth Deaconess a few benefits that traditional mammography does not, including the ability to manipulate images (zoom, adjust the contrast) and potentially reduce radiation exposure, as being able to adjust the image’s brightness and contrast reduces the need for retakes due to over or under exposure.
More than 200,000 new cases of breast cancer are discovered in the U.S. each year. At AllianceHealth Deaconess, we know the value of early detection and mammography is a tool we use to identify potential issues.
An x-ray of the breast, mammography is used to look for breast disease in both women and men. It is a non-invasive, outpatient procedure that is generally not painful. At AllianceHealth Deaconess, we’re dedicated to providing you with the most proactive care possible. If you have questions about your test or the results, your doctor or nurse can answer all of your questions.
Female, board certified mammography technologists perform all mammograms at Deaconess Hospital. All procedures are supervised and interpreted by a board certified radiologist with special training in mammography. In addition, women who choose Deaconess Hospital for their first mammogram may request to have one-on-one counseling on mammography and breast self-exam techniques.
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