The Women's Imaging Center at Comanche County Memorial Hospital goes digital.
July 31, 2008 at 3:26 PM CDT - Updated June 30 at 4:25 PM
Mammographic technology continues to improve:
Digital mammography is one of the most important weapons in the fight against breast cancer. One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. The key to successful treatment is early detection. Cancer screening must include routine monthly self examination, annual mammography after age 40, and annual physical examination by your physician. Screenings can often identify treatable or removable tumors up to five years before they would be found during a self exam. Digital mammography uses new detection technologies and computers instead of film to record, store and enhance the breast images.
The radiologist can also enhance the images making them larger, adjusting the contrast and focusing on specific sections. This means there's less chance of being called back for additional exposures.
At Women's Imaging an ACR ( American College of Radiology) accredited mammography facility we realize how important the need is for women to have quick and convenient access to the best possible equipment, technology and expertise available so we have installed two digital mammography machines.