Digital mammography is the latest addition to the Saint Joseph Breast Center's list of comprehensive services. A digital mammogram is similar to a traditional mammogram. Positioning and compression of the breast are the same. However, digital mammography takes an electronic image and stores the data directly onto a computer, eliminating the need for film. This allows the data to be enhanced to increase the image quality, magnified to pinpoint specific areas, and/or manipulated for further evaluation. The image can also be printed on film if needed. Studies show that digital mammography is more accurate for women under the age of 50 (pre-menopausal) and those with dense breast tissue which makes it harder to detect cancerous tissues.
For more information or to schedule an appointment at any of the Saint Joseph Breast Center locations, contact 859.967.5613.