A mammogram is an x-ray image of the breast tissue. It uses small amounts of ionizing radiation that pass through breast tissue to produce images on film. Today mammography is the top tool for breast cancer prevention and diagnosis.
In fact, it is recommended that all women get yearly mammograms starting at the age of 40. With the increasing amount of breast cancer cases every year, clinical studies have proven that with early detection and proper patient management and screening, the mortality rate has been reduced significantly.
Islamabad Diagnostic Center relies on Digital Mammogram DRE by GE USA to perform mammography. GE is known for its patient comfort features, ergonomics, and efficiency, as well as its excellent image quality.
Mammograms are non-invasive but slightly uncomfortable while breast tissue is put between two plates. They are performed by a skilled technologist and the results are read by experienced radiologist.
Routine or Screening Mammography
It is recommended that all women, starting at the age of 40, receive a screening mammogram once a year. Women who have a family history of breast cancer may be required to have a mammogram even earlier. This, coupled with regular manual self-examination, is, thus far, the best tool for early diagnosis of breast problems including breast cancer.
These mammograms can show tumors that cannot be palpated and are very important because early breast cancer may not present any symptoms.