Mammography for breast cancer
With full field digital mammography, we can quickly acquire exceptionally sharp, digital images of the breasts with less radiation exposure. Once the digital images are acquired and transmitted to a high-tech, digital mammography workstation, our radiologists analyze the images to determine the precise location and extent of the disease.
This advanced breast cancer detection technology offers the potential for significant advances in breast cancer diagnosis, including lower radiation doses, reduced breast compression pressure and improved breast cancer detection rates. Often the best way to find ductal carcinoma in situ early is with a mammogram.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) now offers three-dimensional (3-D) mammography, or digital breast tomosynthesis, for the detection of breast cancer. Tomosynthesis can be a particular advantage for women with dense breast tissue. It has the ability to find small cancers and better define larger tumors that may be obscured by dense tissue on conventional 2-D mammograms.
What is mammography?
A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast used to detect and diagnose breast cancer tumors. By producing pictures of the inside of the breasts, mammograms can locate breast cancer tumors that are too small or too deep to be found by breast examination. Mammography can help detect breast cancer in its earliest stages.