Mammography is an x-ray examination that is used as a screening procedure to aid in detecting breast disease. Our offices are accredited by the American College of Radiology. We offer digital mammography at all of our locations.
The digital mammography units have a CAD system included. CAD refers to Computer-aided detection, which is highly advanced software that takes the mammography image and searches for suspicious areas in the breast. This system identifies areas that may require further analysis by the radiologist.
A digital mammogram is similar to a screen film mammogram from the patient’s point of view. Instead of using a hard copy film to record the image a digital mammogram uses a detector to capture the image and covert it to digital data that is immediately available to the radiologist.
Digital mammography is remarkable technology because it enables the radiologist to manipulate and view the images on a computer to enhance visualization of the breast tissue.