Digital Mammography

Images of Film and Digital MammographyOne 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).

This page was last updated: November 24, 2014

         
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