What is Digital Mammography?
Digital Mammography is a specialized form of mammography that uses digital receptors and computers instead of X-ray film to help examine breast tissue for breast cancer. The electrical signals can be read on computer screens, permitting more manipulation of images to allow for a clearer result. Digital mammography may be “spot view”, for breast biopsy or “full field” for screening. Accredited by the Federal Drug Administration and the American College of Radiology, digital mammography exams are interpreted by a Board Certified Radiologist and performed by Registered Mammography Technologists. Computer-aided detection (CAD) – second look technology – is also utilized by the Radiologists for interpretation of images.