Screening Mammography

So, What is a Mammogram? (Screening vs. Diagnostic)

We talk a lot about mammography on this blog, and it’s certainly an important part of what we do. And although most women are at least somewhat familiar with mammography, did you know that there are actually two different kinds of mammograms: screening and diagnostic? It’s important to understand the distinction.   Mammography Overview There’s […]

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Introducing Digital Mammography’s New 3D Friend: Tomosynthesis

How does it work? Similar to a CT scan, tomosynthesis creates multiple images or “slices” that step through the breast tissue, which allows the radiologist to see greater detail and helps reduce the impact of overlapping breast tissue. It will offer better visualization for radiologists who are helping certain groups of patients—particularly those who have […]

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Know Your Breasts and Guidelines for Early Detection

We will talk a lot about early breast cancer detection on this blog. But why is it so important? Does it really make a difference when breast cancer is diagnosed? Yes! Early detection is key to beating breast cancer because when cancer is diagnosed in its earliest stage—when it’s small and has not spread to […]

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American Cancer Society Guidelines for Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Never hurts to get the facts straight from the horse’s mouth on this one! The American Cancer Society recommends these breast cancer screening guidelines for most adults. • Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year, and continue to do so for as long as they are in good health. Need […]

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