What is a Digital Mammography?

A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray of the breast and surrounding tissues which can effectively detect cancers long before you or your physician might feel any changes. The goal of mammography is early detection of breast cancer, typically through detection of masses and/or micro-calcifications (very small bits of calcium can appear within the soft tissue of your breast).

Digital Mammography, also called Full-Filed Digital Mammography (FFDM), is a mammography imaging system where the images are seen on a computer screen and can be saved electronically. The images can then be manipulated by the Radiologist to enhance or magnify an area.

For more information visit American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.