Advances in Mammography and Other Breast Imaging Methods
Researchers and medical imaging system manufacturers continue to invest tremendous resources into the field of breast imaging. The collective goal of this research and product development is:
- to increase the number of cancers found with imaging before they are felt by the patient or her physician
- to find cancers even smaller than those detected currently by mammography
- to improve the accuracy of breast imaging in distinguishing benign breast conditions from breast cancers
- to increase patient comfort and safety during breast imaging and biopsy
- to continue to lower the dose of radiation require to produce quality mammograms
This modern mammography system has
excellent high adjustable
flexibility allowing it to image patients of all sizes in various positions
Researchers and medical imaging system manufactures continuously strive to improve the design of mammography systems to increase patient comfort and safety during mammography and biopsy. Recent improvements to mammographic systems include:
- Special devices to minimize patient discomfort while applying appropriate compression to maximize image quality.
- Newer x-ray technologies that deliver excellent image quality and minimal x-ray dose.
- Improved ergonomic designs to allow maximum flexibility in obtaining different anatomic views on a wide range of patients while providing improved patient comfort. Patients can now be imaged while standing, sitting or lying down, depending upon the need.
- New technologies to allow the mammographic exam to be completed more quickly for increased patient comfort and convenience.
Updated: May 4, 2008