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Digital Mammography

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Digital Mammography

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women ages 15 to 54, and it is the most common form of cancer in women - regardless of age or ethnicity. A mammogram can detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. The American College of Radiology (ACR) recommends that women receive an annual mammogram starting at age 40.

The Medical Center at Scottsville offers the most advanced diagnostic tool for the early detection of breast cancer with the Fuji FCRm full-field digital mammography.

Digital mammography is a means of acquiring x-ray information of the breast in the form of a digital image. In comparison to traditional film mammography, there are many advantages:

  • Higher quality images of the breast can be viewed with high resolution monitors.
  • More accurate at detecting early breast cancer in women who are pre-menopausal, under age 50, or have dense breast tissue.
  • Shorter exams are possible since digital images are immediately accessible.
  • Digital images can be stored and retrieved electronically.
  • Radiation dosage is reduced over film mammography without compromising diagnostic accuracy.

To schedule your mammogram at The Medical Center at Scottsville, talk to your physician or call (270) 622-2872.