Mammography equipment is of two types - Screening Mammograms and Diagnostic Mammograms. A Screening Mammogram can be used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. This involves two x-ray pictures, or images, of each breast. Screening mammograms can also find microcalcifications (tiny deposits of calcium) that sometimes indicate the presence of breast cancer. Diagnostic Mammograms can be used to check for breast cancer after a lump or other sign or symptom of the disease. Besides the lump like structure, signs of breast cancer include breast pain, thickening of the skin of the breast, nipple discharge, or a change in breast size or shape.
Digital mammography paves way for solid-state detectors to replace the typical X-Ray films. This system converts x-rays into electronic signals for better imaging. The converted signals produce images of the breast that can be monitored on a computer screen and printed on a special film paper for further diagnosis. Digital Mammography is available in two different types - New 3D digital breast mammography/tomosynthesis and Standard 2D digital breast mammography.
High frequency Mammography incorporates the latest innovative technologies, including the revolutionary Automatic Self-adjusting Tilt Paddle. This type of mammography provides unsurpassed image quality while the automated features simplify operations and ensure consistent performance and connection with CR.