Today, 3-D Digital Mammography is the most advanced imaging technology available for mammograms, and it is quickly becoming the standard in breast imaging.
Thorek Memorial Hospital in Chicago offers 3-D Digital Mammography within our Radiology Department. This differs from a standard film mammogram in that that it takes an electronic image of the breast and stores it directly in a computer. Doctors can zoom in, magnify, and optimize different parts of the breast tissue in the picture without having to take additional images.
While the technology is advanced, the patient experience is the same. However, the results of a Digital Mammography test offer several advantages, including a more powerful diagnosis. Plus:
- Fewer patients are required to come back for additional pictures
- Less time spent at the appointment as images are generated immediately
- Faster result time
October is breast cancer awareness month which serves as a good reminder to talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get screened. Book an appointment for a mammography in Chicago with one of Thorek’s experienced professionals by visiting https://www.thorek.org/request-an-appointment or calling (773) 975-1001.