We offer the latest tools in breast imaging for both men and women, including:
Digital mammography is similar to a traditional mammogram, but instead of using film to capture breast images, advanced technology utilizes a computer to receive breast images as digital pictures. Adjustments may be made to magnify an area of concern or adjust the contrast and brightness of the image. The clarity and contrast of digital mammography enables the radiologist to see selected areas more clearly.
A breast ultrasound is an important diagnostic tool using sound wave technology to detect changes in breast tissue.
How are ultrasounds performed?
- An ultrasound procedure may be done on an outpatient basis, or as part of inpatient care. An ultrasound procedure follows this process:
- A gel-like substance will be applied on the area of the breast and a transducer is moved across the breast (the gel acts as a conductor).
- A transducer is a tool that transmits sound waves. The sound from the transducer will be reflected off internal breast structures, and the information from the sounds is then analyzed by a computer.
- The computer creates an image of these structures on a television screen. The moving pictures can be recorded on film videotape.
- There are no confirmed adverse biological effects on patients or instrument operators caused by exposures to ultrasound.
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