Mammography with Heart
Statistics say that one in every eight women, and one in every 833 men will develop breast cancer within their lifetime. However, if caught early, the five-year survival rates is nearly 100%. Very simply, early detection saves lives, and early detection is most often attributed to self breast exams and mammography screenings. Mammography screenings examine breast tissue using radiology screenings.
- Conventional Mammography: a procedure in which diagnostic images are created by applying low dose x-rays to examine breasts.
- Digital Mammography: a procedure that uses solid state detectors that converts conventional low dose x-ray to electrical signals. With digital mammograms, the radiologist can manipulate the contrast of the images to make them darker or lighter, in order to see tiny abnormalities better.
- 3D Digital Mammography: imaging technology that takes multiple images of breast tissue to recreate a three-dimensional picture of the breast, allowing the radiologist the ability to view small, individual sections of the breast tissue that can be as thin as one millimeter. This type of mammogram is especially useful for those who have dense breast tissue.
- Ultrasound: an additional test not generally used for screening. Most often done to identify an abnormality found after a screening mammogram.
- MRI: used in conjunction with a mammogram for those who are at high risk for breast cancer, MRI can sometimes locate small breast lesions missed by mammography and can help detect breast cancer in women with breast implants.
Along with the best equipment on the market, the Genius 3D, our staff is well trained and will capture the best possible images for the radiologist to read with the least amount of discomfort. They pursue continuing education in mammography best practices and seek out new technologies to perform your mammogram quickly and painlessly, walking you through every step of the exam.