Mammography is the study of the breast using x rays. The actual test is called a mammogram. It is an x ray of the breast which shows the fatty, fibrous, and glandular tissues. There are two type of mammograms. A screening mammogram is ordered for women who have no problems with their breasts. It consists of two x ray views of each breast: a craniocaudal (from above) and a mediolateral oblique (from the sides). A diagnostic mammogram is for evaluation of abnormalities in either men and women. Additional x rays from other angles, or special coned views of certain areas, are taken.
The mammography department of Hospital offers patients a soothing and homelike environment where we do whatever necessary to make your visit an anxiety – free and comfortable as possible.
Be assured that you will receive exceptional attention from our highly trained and professional staff of board certified Raiologists, pathologists, surgeons, oncologists, nurses we are committed to providing you with an accurate and rapid diagnosis.
In order to provide each patient with individualized and specialized care, we use only the best breast imaging equipment available.
For patients needing breast biopsies (stereatactic or breast lesion localization), the department utilizes a vacuum assisted breast biopsy system. Fine needle and core biopsies are performed in the Mammography department.