Welcome to the Mammography Department at Renaissance Imaging
During a digital mammogram, an electronic X-ray sensor is used instead of film to create images of the breast. When viewed on a computer screen, the digital images can be easily enhanced for more detailed viewing.
Digital mammography allows for a smaller radiation dose and faster exams. It is considered equal or superior to film-based mammography in the detection of breast cancer.
Our exams are sent to Radiology Associates and read by Board Certified Radiologist's who have specialized training in women's imaging.
If an abnormality (such as a lump) is found during your screening mammogram, a more thorough exam called a Diagnostic Mammogram will be scheduled to learn more about your condition. Diagnostic mammograms take longer than screening mammograms since a specific area of the breast must be carefully viewed from several angles.
If necessary, your physician will schedule additional imaging procedures after your diagnostic mammogram to provide more information for establishing a diagnosis
For screening mammograms, two scans of each breast will be taken, one from the top and one from the side. If it is a diagnostic mammogram, additional scans will be taken to provide the radiologist with a closer look at the suspicious area.
Women generally experience discomfort during the procedure because the breast tissue is being compressed; however, the discomfort only lasts a few seconds.
Sometimes the radiologist will require additional scans of the breast if the image isn't clear or if it looks suspicious. They may do another mammogram or they may recommend other radiological exams or procedures, such as a breast ultrasound or breast MRI.