Indications and Procedures

  • Indication: As a screening tool to detect early breast cancer in women experiencing no symptoms.
    To detect and diagnose breast disease in women experiencing symptoms like lump, skin dimpling, nipple discharge or pain in the breast
  • Procedures: Markers are placed on the skin showing where moles and/or surgical scars are located. The technician will manually reposition the breast in the machine for each image to ensure proper positioning. For each image the breast will be compressed between two plates in order to obtain the best possible image. The amount of compression is the same for both 2D and 3D mammograms. The time in compression is slightly longer for the 3D mammogram. Breast compression is necessary to obtain the best possible images while exposing patients to the smallest possible amount of radiation
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