Digital Mammography: Orange Regional Medical Center has a ally in the fight against breast cancer – full field digital mammography. This new technology incorporates revolutionary imaging technology that provides incredibly sharp images, is quicker than traditional mammography, has lower radiation exposure, and assists in the early diagnosis of breast cancer.
Digital mammography is like conventional mammography, compression is still needed though women may notice shorter exam times and a reduction in call backs. Digital takes less than half the time of conventional since there’s no waiting for film to develop. The crystal-clear digital images are expertly reviewed by fellowship trained, Board-certified radiologists specializing in breast imaging at Orange Regional’s Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center. To assist the radiologist in making even more accurate diagnosis, Orange Regional Medical Center also uses the Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) to provide a “second read” of the mammogram by a computer.
Women, age 40 and over, should have a screening mammogram every year, according to the American Cancer Society. Early detection of breast cancer is vital in the successful treatment of breast cancer.
Orange Regional also offers 3D Mammography, 40% more effective in detecting breast cancer.