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.
Clinical accuracy is achieved through the high resolution images which are acquired digitally and displayed immediately on the system monitor.
This results in shorter examination times and significantly improved patient comfort and convenience since the time the patient must remain still is much shorter. Images may be magnified and contrast adjusted for a more accurate result.
Current AMA and FDA recommendations include an annual mammogram beginning at age 40 for the early detection of breast cancer.
We understand how valuable your time is, therefore we recommend you schedule your bone densitometry with your mammography. Please obtain a prescription from your physician.