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Digital Mammography

Digital Mammography

Easier, Faster, More Comfortable Mammograms.

At the Women's Diagnostic Center, an advanced digital mammography system, comprised of 2D and 3D tomography images, makes your mammogram as quick and comfortable as possible. What is a mammogram? A mammogram is an x-ray that evaluates and detects changes in the breasts. Tests include mammography screening to find issues early, and diagnostic mammograms to examine specific areas of concern. Digital mammograms make the process much faster and more comfortable for women.

With digital mammography, you'll experience:

  • Accurate diagnoses
  • Short breast exam times
  • Fast results – ready to read within 10 seconds
  • No waiting to develop film and ensure images are usable
  • Fewer callbacks
  • More comfort
  • Superior care

In addition to images that are clear and easy to read, digital systems offer an more detailed view of the breast, especially near the skin line and chest wall, as well as in women with diverse breast tissue types. What's more, if a second opinion is necessary, digital images can be sent electronically to a consulting physician almost instantaneously.

Early Detection of Breast Cancer Is Key

Mammograms are a key part of women’s preventive healthcare. In Illinois alone, breast cancer is expected to affect more than 7,610 this year. Although breast mammograms are among the best methods for early detection of breast cancer, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. indicates that 13 million U.S. women 40 years of age or older have never had one.

Benefits of 3D Mammography

Studies show that 3D mammography detects 41 percent more invasive breast cancers and reduces false positives by 40 percent. In addition, 3D mammography helps to lower recall rates and eliminate unnecessary follow-up tests.

To schedule a digital 2D or 3D mammogram, call the Women's Diagnostic Center at (309) 353-0931.