What is Mammography?
A Mammography is imaging equipment that is used to get an X-ray of the breast. The breasts are exposed to a low dose of radiations and briefly pressed against two thin plates. The results help in diagnosing breast cancer, by identifying the presence of masses in the tissue.
Why is Mammography unique?
Mammography helps in early detection of breast cancer in women, even if the patient is not experiencing typical symptoms of the condition. The latest Mammography equipment offers a low dose of radiation that is not harmful to the patient.
What is the purpose of Mammography?
Mammography is typically used to diagnose or screen a lump in the breast, to identify abnormal lumps which may be cancerous.
- Diagnostic Mammography
This is used to identify the presence of any lumps in the breast tissue that could be cancer. This is usually done if a woman is facing symptoms of breast cancer, such as lumps, pain, skin changes, etc. or if she may be at risk for breast cancer.
- Screening Mammography
Early screening is recommended to people with high risks of developing breast cancer, due to genetics, hormone therapy, past or present ovarian cancer, nulliparity, and more. Women are advised to begin regular screening of cancer at the age of 21, especially if they are at high risk of breast cancer. If certain women present symptoms of breast alterations, screening mammography can help detect abnormal lumps that may be cancerous.
What is the process of Mammography?
The physician must check if the breasts are in the right condition to undergo mammography. Once a date is set, preferably 1-2 weeks after your menstrual period, make sure to observe any changes in breast lumps, and inform your physician or nurse beforehand.
What are the benefits of Mammography?
A Mammography is essential in diagnosing breast cancer in women, allowing for the condition to be treated effectively.
- A Mammography allows for detection of breast cancer in women
- Breast cancer can be detected quite early on, with the latest technology
- Uses a low dosage of radiation
- Allows physicians to create a treatment plan, according to the results
What are the risks of Mammography?
Though the Mammography is a fairly safe procedure, it does come with certain risks, when not conducted by a trained specialist.
- Some patients with radiation allergies may not be able to undergo the procedure
- Women with high breast density may find the accuracy of their results slightly reduced
- Some small cancer cells, such as in the armpits, may not be diagnosed accurately
What is the cost of Mammography?
The cost of the Mammography depends greatly on the purpose and type of procedure being conducted, as well as if any additional procedures are required. Consult our healthcare team for an idea of the procedure you require, as well as an estimated cost.
Our state-of-the-art facility houses the finest specialists, highly trained and skilled in conducting Mammography, as well as analyzing the results for increased accuracy. The technology used for Mammography is the latest in the industry, allowing for a much lower dosage of radiation, high-quality images, and increased patient care. We ensure the highest level of comfort to each patient undergoing the procedure and keep them informed and at ease throughout.