In a screening mammogram, two standard views of each breast are taken to detect lumps too small or too deep to feel. During the procedure, an X-ray machine sends a small amount of radiation through your breasts to produce images that are later examined by a trained radiologist. A diagnostic mammogram is performed if there is a symptom, family history or a finding on a screening mammogram. The goal is to use extra views to pinpoint the exact size and location of a breast abnormality and to image the surrounding tissue and lymph nodes.
Siemens Mammomat Fusion Digital Mammography technology can significantly improve everyday screening and diagnostics.
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