The mammography truck is now taking the images digitally which results in a sharper picture for better reading and diagnosing by the radiologists.
The truck comes on Tuesdays, every 4 weeks.
Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system for examination of the breasts. Mammography plays a central part in early detection of breast cancers because it can show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them. Current guidelines recommend screening mammography every year for women, beginning at age 40.
When having a Mammo done, it is recommended that you:
Do not wear deodorant, talcum powder, or lotion under your arms or on your breasts on the day of the exam. These can appear on the x-ray film as calcium spots.
Describe any breast symptoms or problems to the technologist performing the exam.
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