Mammogram ScreeningDigital Screening Mammography
What is Digital Screening Mammography?
A mammogram utilizes low-dose x-rays to produce an image of the breast. XRANM uses digital mammography which converts these images into electronic signals, easily translated by specialized computers. Mammography can show an abnormality up to two years before it could detected by self diagnosis. The American College of Radiology (ACR) and American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends having a yearly mammogram, beginning at age 40 for women at average risk of breast cancer. Your doctor may order a diagnostic mammogram if you are experiencing a worrisome lump, changes in the breast skin, pain, nipple discharge, or if you have a personal history of breast cancer.