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Digital Mammography

Screening Mammogram


In recognition of the Breast Cancer Awareness we ask every women to perform a self breast exam and have their annual screening mammogram. DCA will help you learn through informative brochures and educational lectures so that you will know that an indentation on the skin isn't something to ignore. If this women would have known the facts maybe her life would have been saved. Breast cancer affects 1-8 women, early detection is your best prevention. One million women are living with breast cancer and don't even realize they have it, don't become a statistic. Have your mammogram yearly.


3D Mammography

Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system for examination of the breasts. The images of the breasts can be viewed on film at a view box or as soft copy on a digital mammography work station. Most medical experts agree that successful treatment of breast cancer often is linked to early diagnosis. Mammography plays a central part in early detection of breast cancers, because it can show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them. Current guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommend screening mammography every year for women, beginning at age 40.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) adds that women who have had breast cancer and those who are at increased risk due to a genetic history of breast cancer should seek expert medical advice about whether they should begin screening before age 40 and about the frequency of screening.

Imaging Centers of Delray Beach and Boynton Beach Florida Mammogram Exam Preparations

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What Is CAD? - Computed Aided Detection

  • DCA uses Computer Aided Detection through Digital Mammography.
  • Do you know if your last mammogram was a digital mammogram using CAD?
  • It is important all woman understand the benefits of CAD.
  • CAD can help radiologists detect breast cancer earlier.
  • CAD can pinpoint micro-calcifications that may be early cancer.
  • In the study, CAD correctly identified 71% of cancers missed by two readers.
  • A new study of 18,586 screening mammograms confirmed that by using CAD radiologists are able to identify more cancers earlier.

This image clearly shows the difference between Analogue and Digital Mammography. See the difference for yourself:

Analog

Do you see the cancer in this image?

Digital

Look at the triangle marker, see the difference

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DCA's Hologic Mammogram unit allows for only one view per breast, decreasing radiation exposure and increasing your comfort


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Mammography Preparations

On the day of your exam do not apply underarm deodorant or powder from the waist to the neck. If you must use powder or deodorant, please let us know before the exam so that we may provide you with wipes to remove it.

Please try to wear a two-piece outfit for your ease of changing and comfort. If you have had prior mammograms at another institution, you must bring them with you or have them mailed to us prior to your appointment. These will be utilized for comparison to your new exam.

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