What is Mammography?
Mammography uses low-dose X-rays to capture multiple layers of images within each breast. These images enable us to detect tumors or tiny calcium deposits that sometimes signal the presence of cancer.
Need For Mammography:
Mammography is the most reliable technique used to detect lumps and other symptoms of breast cancer in women in its earliest stages – when it's easiest to cure. The American Cancer Society recommends mammography for middle-aged women. Due to lower immunity, hormonal imbalances and menopause, women post 45 are at a high risk of getting breast cancer.
Benefits of Mammography may also result in:
- Earlier detection of small breast cancers that may be hidden on a conventional mammogram
- Fewer unnecessary biopsies or additional tests
- Greater likelihood of detecting multiple breast tumors
- Clearer images of abnormalities within dense breast tissue
- Greater accuracy in pinpointing the size, shape and location of breast abnormalities