One of the distinctions of the Breast Center is that it offers all-digital mammography. This technology converts X-rays to electronic images of the breast which can be viewed, optimized and stored on a computer. In a recent study, digital mammography was better than traditional film mammography in detecting breast cancer in women under 50 and with dense breasts.
All-digital mammograms mean:
- quicker mammograms, since there's no need to wait for film images to be developed
- images can be viewed instantly by the technologist and radiologist
- images can be easily transferred electronically with no loss of image quality
- computer-assisted optimization helps radiologists detect micro-calcifications that might be missed on traditional film mammograms
FREE mammography screening for uninsured or under-insured Baltimore City residents is available through the Baltimore City Cancer Program. For more information, please call 410-328-HOPE (4673).