One of the newer tools in the arsenal of imaging technologies designed to detect breast abnormalities, digital mammography uses compression and low-level x-rays to make an image of your breast. Instead of capturing the image on film, though, a digital mammogram is captured to a computer as a digital image file. The benefit to you is that the radiologist viewing this more detailed image receives it faster. If he or she needs to share it with another radiologist in another location, the file can be sent immediately. Incredibly accurate, digital mammography is especially beneficial for women under 50 and for women with particularly dense breast tissue.
Schedule your mammogram for shortly after the end of your period. Wear comfortable two-piece clothing. Don’t wear jewelry or use deodorant, talcum powder or lotion on your upper body, all of which can eventually land on the compression plates and interfere with the results. If you think you may be pregnant, please inform us before the procedure.
To set up a personal mammography reminder, click on this link and submit your information.