Breast Health at Every Age

Look down at your chest. See those bumps smiling back at you? They are with you for the long haul. You need them and they need you. So you may as well try to make each other happy. You can do this first by picking up some breast healthy habits beginning in your 20s and […]

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Breast Health Questions to Ask Your OBGYN/PCP

We try to provide women with as much breast health information as possible here on our blog. But there are still certain questions that are best answered by your own OBGYN or primary care provider (PCP), including those listed below.   Are there any warning signs I should be aware of during or between monthly […]

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Confused About Mammography Recommendations?

By Matthew Gromet, JD, MD, FACR Chief of Mammography Charlotte Radiology Breast Centers Breast Imaging Specialist   The recent U.S. Preventive Services Task Force report has left many women confused about when they should get their mammogram. This report suggested that women in their 40’s may benefit less from mammography and that the risks might […]

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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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“1-in-8” Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Charlotte Radiology launched its sixth annual “1-in-8” breast cancer awareness campaign with an array of community events that raised funds for the fight against breast cancer and to increase awareness about annual breast cancer screening. The campaign’s name reflects the somber statistic that one in eight women is affected by breast cancer. “Educating women about […]

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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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