What is a Mammogram?
Mammography is used to detect breast diseases. It uses low-dose X-rays to produce an image of internal breast tissue. Only the breast is exposed to radiation. Our radiologists provide just the right dosage of radiation necessary to perform your test. We get it right the first time to eliminate unnecessary tests and additional radiation exposure.
Screening vs Diagnostic Mammography
A screening mammogram is an examination of breast tissue in women without symptoms of breast cancer. A diagnostic mammogram is performed when a woman has an abnormal mammogram or has another breast problem.
If a problem is noted, you will undergo a complete evaluation by a board-certified radiologist who is also a dedicated breast imaging specialist of Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. After consultation and testing, these physicians will discuss their findings with our dedicated, breast health team of doctors so that the best course of action can be determined.