Mammography is a breast cancer screening method that uses low-dose X-rays to create images of the breast from multiple angles, using a special apparatus that is pressed firmly against the breast, flattening the tissue for better imaging. RMI uses digital mammogram systems that, in addition to their diagnostic accuracy, can make the mammogram experience shorter and more comfortable for patients.
Digital mammography has contributed significantly to the accuracy of breast cancer detection with enhanced clarity and the ability to magnify the digital images. Since the images can be transmitted immediately online, digital mammography also makes it easier and more efficient to share images and reports with your doctors.
Mammography is a crucial diagnostic and screening method for women, increasing the chance that any tumors that develop will be discovered while they are still small and in their early stages. Early detection of breast cancer makes successful treatment much more likely. Depending on your age and medical history, your physician may order a mammogram as a routine, periodic screening, or as-needed if a potential problem is discovered during a medical examination or self-examination.
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