Mammography is a low dose X-ray of the breasts, producing a detailed image that can detect breast abnormalities or problems even before they can be felt. It is used to detect or screen for breast cancer. Early detection through mammography gives the patient the opportunity to be treated early in the course of the disease.
Digital mammography is a state-of-the-art technique which replaces traditional mammography. The experience is the same for the patient, but the images produced are interpreted by the radiologist on a computer screen instead of on X-Ray film. The images are immediately accessible, can be manipulated for better visibility and are easily stored and transferred. Digital mammography has been reported to be more accurate in cancer detection in women under 50 years of age, women with dense breasts and premenopausal and perimonopausal women.
Computer-Aided Detection (CAD)
CAD is a software application intended to identify and mark regions of interest on routine screening and diagnostic mammograms, bringing them to the attention of the radiologist after the initial reading has been completed.
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