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Digital Mammography

What is mammography?

A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. It’s a screening tool used to detect and diagnose breast cancer. Together with regular clinical exams and monthly breast self-examinations, mammograms are a key element in the early diagnosis of breast cancer.

Why is it Important to Have Yearly Mammogram Screenings?

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer for women in the United States. Mammogram exams check breasts for breast cancer and other abnormalities. It is the only test shown to reduce breast cancer deaths. Mammograms can detect cancer and breast abnormalities, long before they can be felt. This improves odds of survival and can help avoid more extensive treatment.

What Happens During the Procedure?

It is important to follow the preparation information bellow. The patient will be asked to remove all clothing from the waist up and taking off any necklaces, a technician will give you a smock or gown that opens in the front. Each breasts fits onto a flat X-ray plate. A compressor will then push the breast down to flatten the tissue. This provides a clearer picture of the breast. You might have to hold your breath for each picture. You may feel a small amount of pressure or discomfort, but it’s usually brief.

What are the Risks of a Mammogram Procedure?

As with any type of X-ray, you’re receiving exposure to a very small amount of radiation during mammography. However, the risk from this exposure is extremely low.

How to Prepare For a Mammography Procedure:

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