Mammogram

Early detection through innovative technology.

Mammograms are widely recognized as the best method for early breast cancer detection. A digital mammogram is an imaging study used to detect abnormalities in the breast tissue. A digital mammogram is very similar to a traditional (film) mammogram, although digital images are stored directly on a computer and can be lightened, darkened, or enlarged for a more in-depth analysis.

One of the main advantages of digital mammography is enhanced effectiveness in pinpointing abnormalities in dense breast tissue. On a film mammogram, dense (but perfectly healthy) breast tissue appears white, as do abnormal tissues. A digital mammogram makes it easier to differentiate between abnormal and healthy, dense breast tissues.

Additionally, digital mammograms produce images that can be reviewed almost instantaneously, even while the patient is still in the exam room. In contrast, the images produced during standard mammograms require a longer wait time for results.

Additional benefits of digital mammography include:

  • A lower average radiation dosage
  • An easier image to share and store (in the event that a second opinion is required)
  • The potential for computerized analysis (in addition to traditional analysis by a radiologist)

At Florida Medical Clinic, we are committed to providing our patients with access to the latest preventive care technologies, as well as screening programs that are 100 percent tailored to their unique needs.

To schedule a digital mammogram at Florida Medical Clinic, contact us today for an appointment.

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