Studies have demonstrated the important role that screening mammograms play in maintaining proper breast health. Digital mammography offers significant advantages over traditional film mammography for many patients and it greatly improves the chances for successful treatment. Southwoods has invested in the latest digital technologies capable of making a true clinical difference for the women it serves, while also offering reduced exam time and radiation dose.
According to the American Cancer Society, women should have annual mammograms starting at age 40. Women with genetic factors or a family history of breast cancer should speak to their physician.
Also referred to as three-dimensional mammography, tomosynthesis is the latest breakthrough in mammography. It creates a three-dimensional view of the breast and allows doctors to pinpoint the size, shape and location of abnormalities with a higher degree of accuracy.
Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy
In the event that a potential abnormality is identified for further examination, a non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure can be performed to provide additional clinical information to your physician. For the patient’s convenience, this procedure can be performed at the imaging center to expedite a more definitive diagnosis in a shorter amount of time.