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Digital Mammography

A Triumph of Technology

St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport CTSt. Vincent's SWIM Women's Imaging Center (203) 576-5500

Change is inevitable - in our bodies as well as in our ever-evolving world. Mammography offers a highly effective method of mapping the changes that occur over time in breast tissue.

But as alterations in breast tissue are often extremely subtle, the more defined the ‘picture’ of your breast tissue is, the better.  When it's time for your annual mammogram, make it digital. Digital mammography is your strongest new ally in the fight against breast cancer.

Also see 3-D Tomosynthesis Mammography

The Digital Edge at the SWIM Women’s Imaging Center

Breakthrough digital technology has substantially improved the value of getting that regular mammo your doctor urges you to have. The reasons are many: 

  • Higher resolution of digital images on a computer screen reveal much smaller abnormalities than can be seen on X-ray film images.
  • Digital delivers less than half the radiation of standard film mammography.
  • For younger women and women with dense breasts, digital is more effective. Dense breast tissue can obscure abnormalities on film mammography. 
  • In the Women's Imaging Center, computer-aided detection (CAD) technology lets the radiologist enhance the digital image on computer to get the clearest picture. Result: Fewer return visits for retakes.
  • Being able to review and share digital images electronically means radiologists and physicians can quickly confer for the most accurate findings.   

The Benefits of Digital

Digital images appear in seconds on a computer screen, revealing an exciting new world of diagnostic possibilities. 

  • Better visibility at the skin line
  • Greater image flexibility
  • Shorter exam times
  • Faster results
  • Fewer callbacks  

Discover all the benefits of a digital mammogram. Learn the importance of early screening for breast health and get answers to commonly asked questions. If you have additional questions, please call one of our professionals at the Women's Imaging Center at (203) 576-5500.

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St. Vincent's SWIM Women's Imaging Center (203) 576-5500

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