Premier Diagnostic Imaging provides digital mammography examinations for all women at the Premier Center for Women. Digital Mammography expands our ability to provide the highest quality of care in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer.
Digital mammography offers the latest in technology with higher resolution for superior image quality. The radiologists can electronically manipulate the images to see much more detail.
Breast density is a proportional measure of the glandular, connective and fatty tissues within a woman’s breasts. It is most commonly determined using mammography, a diagnostic test that uses low dose x-rays. Having dense breasts is not an abnormal condition; in fact, about half of all women over 40 have dense breasts.
The exact relationship between breast density and breast cancer is still unknown, but having dense breasts may increase your risk of developing breast cancer. There is no clear evidence that reducing breast density will reduce your risk of breast cancer. Talk with your doctor about breast density and discuss what impact that may have on your breast cancer screening regimen.
An annual digital mammogram is covered by Medicare and most insurance plans. When a problem is diagnosed early, treatment is more effective, and less expensive.