Thorek Memorial Hospital now provides state-of-the-art Digital Mammography services within our Radiology Department.
Today, digital mammography is the most advanced imaging technology available for mammograms, and it is quickly becoming the standard in breast imaging.
Digital mammography is different from a standard film mammogram in that that it takes an electronic image of the breast and stores it directly in a computer. With this technology the physician 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. A patient’s preparation and positioning, and the look of the machine are unchanged. However, the results of a Digital Mammography test offer several advantages, including a more powerful diagnosis.
Mammogram appointments require a physician’s order and referral. Please call us at 877-256-8984 to schedule your mammogram appointment or to obtain more information.
Early detection of breast cancer offers the best chance of discovering the disease at its earliest, most curable stage. The American Cancer Society recommends the following screening guidelines for women: