Women who undergo routine mammograms at Carolinas Hospital System have the latest diagnostic technology available for breast cancer detection - digital mammography.
Digital mammography is different from conventional mammography in how the image of the breast is acquired and, more importantly, viewed. The radiologist can magnify the images and increase or decrease the contrast while reading the images. These features allow the radiologist to evaluate microcalcifications and focus on areas of concern. There is no waiting for film to develop, which means less time spent in the breast imaging suite.
In addition to offering superior mammography technology, Carolinas Hospital System offers a softer, warmer mammogram by using the MammoPad breast cushion for every patient. The MammoPad has been clinically demonstrated to reduce discomfort associated with mammograms for most women. This breast cushion is “invisible” to X-rays and does not interfere with the image quality of the mammogram.
Early Detection is the Key
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her life. The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman's chance of survival. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 97%.
Methods for early detection of breast cancer include clinical examinations by a healthcare professional and mammography.
Certified Pink Ribbon Facility
Your good health is our top priority. Carolinas Hospital System has joined an elite group of facilities across the country that share an important commitment to raising the standard of care for every patient. We are proud to be recognized as a certified Pink Ribbon Facility.
As a Pink Ribbon Facility, we take pride in providing every woman who comes to us for a mammogram with a digital mammography exam. We hope you'll take advantage of the latest in digital imaging. Please call your physician today to schedule an appointment.
For more information on digital mammography, please call (843) 674-2300.