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Because breast cancer is more likely to be cured when caught early, annual screening mammograms are an important part of early detection. Palmetto Health Breast Center is the first in the Midlands to use digital mammography, a newer technology that takes an electronic image of the breast and stores it directly in a computer. Digital mammography uses less radiation than film mammography and allows the image to be stored and sent electronically.
We also use Computer Assisted Detection, which helps radiologists detect cancer at the earliest, most treatable stage. After the doctor carefully examines the mammogram, the computer system scans the mammograms as a double-check, looking for anything abnormal. Studies have shown that computer assisted detection systems find 21 percent more cancers each year over manually-read mammograms.
Make An Appointment for a Screening
We have four convenient locations with extended hours for breast imaging procedures. All of our facilities are accredited by the American College of Radiology.
Palmetto Health Baptist
Palmetto Health Richland
Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge
Northeast Diagnostics – Northeast Medical Park
Important Points to Know about Mammograms
Mammograms enable the radiologist to detect breast abnormalities that may be missed with a physical exam. Studies show that using mammography, in addition to clinical breast exams, detects more breast cancers at earlier stages, when they are most curable.
Women age 40 and older should have a mammogram every year.
At the Palmetto Health Breast Center
- After your first mammogram at our facility, you will receive reminders each year to schedule a screening mammogram.
- Mammogram results will be mailed to both you and your physician.
- The breast imaging specialists/radiologists and mammography technologists are among the most experienced and skilled imaging professionals in the country.