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Digital Mammography

Digital Mammography

Breast Cancer Screening for Pike, Knox, Greene & Other Indiana Counties

Prevention and awareness play a key role in the fight against breast cancer, which is why we offer state-of-the-art mammography in Washington, Indiana. Through regular screenings, it is possible to catch breast cancer in its earliest stages and stop it before it can spread to other parts of the body. An American Cancer Society study showed that mammography screening reduced breast cancer deaths by 63%.

We’ve invested in digital mammography to make sure our patients have the most advanced technologies and treatments to fight cancer. A recent study has proven digital mammography especially effective for three categories of patients:

  • women under 50
  • women who are pre-menopausal or in its beginning stages
  • 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.

Benefits of Digital Mammograms

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. This also makes it easier for your doctor to review the results with other medical professionals and more quickly confirm a diagnosis.

Early detection is still the single most effective way to beat breast cancer. Whether you receive a digital or film mammogram, 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, which is why we make it a point to address all of our patient’s concerns quickly and discreetly.

Contact Information:

Heather Decker, Director of Imaging Services
812.254.8851
hdecker@dchosp.org

Mammography hours: 7:00am-4:30pm