Mammography is a low-dose X-ray procedure that allows visualization of the internal structure of the breast. The American Cancer Society recommends that women receive an annual mammogram beginning at age 40.
One in eight women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Early detection is the key to survival.
What are the signs of breast cancer?
- Most common sign is a painless lump
- Swelling or lumps in the underarm lymph nodes
- Breast pain or heaviness
- Persistent changes to the breast: swelling, thickening, redness, etc.
Our hospital uses the GE mammography system and performs the following procedures:
- Full Digital Breast Imaging
- Screening Mammograms
- Diagnostic Mammograms
- Bone Mineral Density (BMD) Tests