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Digital Mammography

Benefits of Digital Mammography

Riverside Healthcare provides the latest technology by offering digital mammography that is only available in about 8% of the mammography facilities in the nation. Studies have shown that digital mammography is significantly more accurate than that of film mammography in women under the age of 50 years old, women with dense breasts, or those that are pre menopausal. Through early detection and improved treatments, when women are diagnosed at its earliest stage, the 5 year survival rate is 98%. An additional advantage is that the radiologist can adjust the magnification, brightness, and contrast much like you can with your digital camera versus a film camera. Today's mammography exams produce higher quality pictures with very low radiation doses.

General Electric Digital Mammography DS 2000

Riverside physicians detect breast cancer using today’s most advanced diagnostic equipment like the General Electric DS 2000 digital mammography system. Digital mammography is a part of Riverside’s comprehensive breast imaging program that includes screening and diagnostic mammography, computer-aided detection (CAD), breast ultrasound, non-invasive outpatient breast biopsies, needle localizations, and breast MRI with CAD. Digital mammography is available at the Riverside Medical Plaza on the Bourbonnais Campus.

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