OutPatient Imaging is proud to announce that we have the latest technology in mammography.

One of the most recent advances in x-ray mammography is Digital Mammography. Digital (computerized) mammography is similar to standard mammography in that x-rays are used to produce detailed images of the breast. Digital mammography uses essentially the same mammography system as conventional mammography, but the system is equipped with a digital receptor and a computer instead of a film cassette. Several studies have demonstrated that digital mammography is at least as accurate as standard mammography.

Digital spot view mammography allows faster and more accurate stereotactic biopsy. This results in shorter examination times and significantly improved patient comfort and convenience since the time the patient must remain still is much shorter. With digital spot-view mammography, images are acquired digitally and displayed immediately on the system monitor. Spot-view digital systems have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in guiding breast biopsy. Traditional stereotactic biopsy requires a mammogram film be exposed, developed and then reviewed, greatly increasing the time before the breast biopsy can be completed.

In addition to spot-view digital mammography, the FDA has approved a “full-field” digital mammography system to screen for and diagnose breast cancer. With continued improvements, the “full-field” mammography systems may eventually replace traditional mammography.

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