The Breast Center
Film vs. Digital Mammography:
a traditional film mammogram on the left, compared to a sharper, more
detailed digital mammogram of the same breast, at right.
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:
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- 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
December 27, 2012.
For more information on breast health or our comprehensive breast care services, please call the Breast Center at 410-328-3215.