Screening & Diagnostic Mammography

Screening Mammography (2D and 3D)

2D and 3D screening digital mammography is an x-ray examination of the breast in a woman who is asymptomatic (has no breast complaints).

The goal of screening digital mammography is to detect breast cancer when it is still too small to be felt by her physician or the woman. Early detection of small breast cancers by screening digital mammography greatly improves a woman’s chances for successful treatment. We recommend ANNUAL screening mammograms beginning at age 40.

Diagnostic Mammography

Diagnostic digital mammography is an x-ray examination of the breast in a woman who either has a breast complaint (for example, a breast mass, nipple discharge, etc.) or has had an abnormality found during their screening digital mammography.

The goal of diagnostic digital mammography is to gather more information about an area of concern and may also include a combination of imaging technologies and/or procedures, such as an ultrasound or biopsy.

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