Women who undergo routine mammograms now have the latest diagnostic technology available to them at BID-Milton. The recently implemented, state-of-the-art Selenia™ digital mammography system incorporates revolutionary imaging technology that provides incredibly sharp breast images and enhanced patient comfort.
Digital mammography is different from conventional mammography in terms of how the breast image is acquired and, more importantly, viewed. The radiologist can magnify the images, increase or decrease the contrast and invert the black and white values while reading the images. These features allow the radiologist to evaluate microcalcifications, or mineral deposits, within the breast tissue, and focus on areas of concern.
With no film to develop, digital mammography results are instantaneous, with less need to repeat exams due to under or over exposure. Digital images are easily stored and transferred electronically, eliminating the dependency on one set of original films.
According to the American Cancer Society, the stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s survival. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 97%. By offering women the latest technology in mammography, close to home, BID-Milton hopes to increase the number of area women who follow recommendations for regular screenings.
Schedule your annual mammogram today, by calling 617-313-1700.