Mammography is a specific type of breast imaging that uses low-dose x-rays to detect cancer early—before women experience symptoms—when it is most treatable. Mammography plays a central part in the early detection of breast cancers because it can show changes in the breast up to two years before you or your physician can feel them. The American Medical Association (AMA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommend annual mammograms for women over 40. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) adds that women who have a personal or family history of breast cancer should talk to their doctor about when they should begin screening.
For the benefits and risks of a specific breast imaging procedure, how to prepare, and more, select a topic below.
- Breast Tomosynthesis
- Galactography (Ductography)
- Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
- Magnetic Resonance (MRI)-Guided Breast Biopsy
- Ultrasound – Breast
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – Breast
- Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy
New 3D Fuji Machine
Fujifilm’s 3D mammography with minimized dosage and examination time
Fujifilm’s 3D mammography creates 3D images by using two high resolution images taken from different angles. One of these images is a conventional 2D image. The images are presented on a special viewer. 3D images enable the internal anatomical breast structures to be identified more clearly than in a 2D image due to tissue separation and microcalcifications stratification. With this system, it is expected that image interpretation is as quick or even quicker than 2D mammography and false positives are reduced.