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The Difference Between Digital Mammography and Film Mammography

The Difference Between Digital Mammography and Film Mammography

by Stephanie Meadows
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women, and the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. In fact, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast examinations and screenings are an important way for women to participate in their healthcare for the detection of breast cancer. Forty percent of breast cancer cases are first detected when the woman feels a lump in her breast, according to Johns Hopkins Medical Center. If you feel a lump, it is crucial that you go to the doctor to get a mammogram to get checked out.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Getting a 3D Mammogram

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Getting a 3D Mammogram

by Natalie (SU)
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and with each passing year the awareness of such an important topic continues to grow. It is estimated that 1 out of 8 women in the United States will get breast cancer at some point in their lives. Breast cancer is the leading cause of premature deaths among women, with more than 200,000 new cases being diagnosed each year. The good news is that if it is caught early, successful outcomes are much more likely. Advanced 3-D mammograms can often detect breast cancer far earlier than ever before. Research studies have shown that innovative imaging technology, such as 3D mammograms, have helped turn the tide, increasing the survivability of breast cancer. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we would like to remind you that getting a 3D mammogram is not only easy, it may just save your life.

Digital Mammograms and Gynecomastia in Men

Digital Mammograms and Gynecomastia in Men

by Shearly (SU)
Gynecomastia is a condition in which males develop enlarged breasts. Often reversible, gynecomastia may still need to be evaluated with a mammogram (X-ray of the breast area). Digital mammograms, which offer higher resolution, extremely detailed imaging allow for specific manipulation, such as lightening or darkening, zooming in or adding contrast for better visibility by the radiologist.

How Often Should You Get a Mammogram?

How Often Should You Get a Mammogram?

by Shearly (SU)
According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, deaths caused by breast cancer decreased by a whopping 38% between 1989 to 2014. This is largely due to more and more women becoming aware of breast cancer as well as self-checks for breasts and mammogram screening. Mammograms are an important breast cancer screening tool that has saved countless lives. If you are wondering how often you should get a mammogram, the American Cancer Society recommends women to get a mammogram every year, starting at age 45-54.

Do Mammograms Save Lives?

Do Mammograms Save Lives?

by Stephanie Meadows
In medical news, there has been a lot of controversy and changing opinions surrounding breast cancer screenings (mammograms). But the truth remains that these screenings do save lives, as early detection can help give you an accurate diagnosis that allows the doctor to give you the correct form of treatment, if necessary. There should be no controversy, as women should be encouraged to be screened every year starting at the age of 40. Even in the case of a false positive, where mammograms show potential cancer when there is no actual cancer, a second opinion or further testing can help figure things out. What would be worse would be no testing, and letting cancer develop to a deadlier sta

How Accurate are Digital Mammograms

How Accurate are Digital Mammograms

by Shearly (SU)
Breast cancer is a leading cause of premature deaths among women in the United States, with more than 200,000 new cases being diagnosed each year. However, statistics have shown the death rate of this disease has been reduced at least in part due to early detection. Innovative new imaging techniques such as digital mammograms have helped turn the tide for successful treatment outcomes.

What is Digital Mammography?

What is Digital Mammography?

by Shearly (SU)
Most people have seen the commercials on television, heard about it on the radio, or come across a magazine article about mammograms. The importance of having one done, and the benefits and peace of mind that comes with it, are all pointed out. Many people, however, do not really understand the difference between digital mammograms and more traditional film mammogram.

3D Mammograms – Benefits and When to Get One

3D Mammograms – Benefits and When to Get One

by ih-ini admin
3D mammograms improve the accuracy of results by 10%-30% when compared to traditional mammography. They only take a few seconds longer and produce superior image quality that makes it easier to spot abnormalities.

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