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An American Cancer Society study showed that mammography screening reduced breast cancer deaths by 63%. The sooner you get a mammogram, the more we can help you.
We’ve invested in digital mammography to make sure our patients have the most advanced technologies and treatments to fight cancer.
A recent landmark study* has proven digital mammography especially effective for three categories of patients:
women under 50;
women who are pre-memopausal or in its beginning stages; and
women with dense breasts.
In that same study, which included more than 42,000 women, digital mammograms found cancers that traditional mammograms missed. Many of the cancers detected were the most serious, potentially fatal types.
Since the digital mammogram doesn’t need to be developed, you get results more quickly. With the click of a mouse, your radiologist can also enlarge and enhance the digital image, adjust the contrast, or zoom in on specific areas. This technology means it’s less likely you’ll need to come back for a second test.
What’s more, your doctor can easily share your images to consult with others, or for prompt diagnosis and the best possible treatment.
Early detection is still the single most effective way to beat breast cancer--the earlier, the better. That’s true, no matter what kind of mammogram you get--film or digital. The important thing is that you make timely mammography screening a top priority for yourself and the women you care about.
We’ve made sure our staff is equipped and ready to help you with the most advanced mammography capabilities. You deserve the best possible care. That’s why we’re here. Your health means everything to us.
For more information, call for an appointment today 254-8851.
|A mammogram that uses new detection technologies and computers instead of film. Found in a landmark clinical study of more than 42,000 women to be better than film-screen mammography in detecting breast cancer in some women.|
Casey Dyer, Radiology Department Manager