Mammography is one of the best tools for early detection of breast cancer. This unique x-ray can show changes in the breast up to two years before you or your doctor can feel them, and finding breast disease early greatly improves treatment options.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends that women have a first, or baseline, mammogram at age 40, and annually thereafter.
Mammography is an X-ray examination of your breasts, and is useful in diagnosis of early symptoms of breast disease. If the disease is malignant, mammography greatly improves your chances of being successfully treated.
The examination will be performed by a female technologist certified by the National American Registry of Radiology Technologists (ARRT) both in Radiology and Mammography. She is also trained in breast self-examination instruction. Mammography results are interpreted by a radiologist who is a physician specializing in medical diagnosis by x-ray.
Our centers are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), and meet the quality standards set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We have received the highest ratings at their annual inspections.
The Elliot Hospital Breast Diagnostic Center and Elliot Breast Health Center also provide Breast Ultrasound imaging, which compliments the mammography procedure. The Ultrasound department utilizes state-of-the-art imaging and is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).