Digital MammographyDigital cameras are all the rage these days, and for good reason. High-quality images are available instantly; no more waiting three days for film to be developed, only to discover your thumb in the photo.
Digital mammography offers similar advantages. “With a traditional mammogram, your image is what it is,” said Tammy Chase, RTRM, manager of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Breast Care Center. “With digital, a radiologist can see instantly if more pictures are needed and he/she can view a suspicious area with more definition. ”A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that women under age 50, those with dense breasts or with breast implants are most likely to benefit from digital mammography.
“We are transitioning to an all digital environment,” Chase said. “After 20 years in mammography, I think what we can see in a digital image today is phenomenal.”
Source: Froedtert Today
Date: October 2007