Mammograpy is a low-dose radiological examination allowing breast problems to be detected, such as benign abnormalities or the development of tumors. Examination involves an X-Ray machine that has been specifically designed to display the structure of the breast.
Jackson Hospital uses a full- field digital mammography system which uses a digital detector. This is the latest generation of mammography equipment. It offers new capabilities of processing images, such as, zoom, contrast adjustment, and computer- aided detector (CAD). Digital signals are sent to a computer-aided detector (CAD) reader, also known as a second reader. The computer pre-reads the mammograms, identifying areas of suspicion or areas needing additional workup.
Mammographic studies include: