Mammography is the best breast cancer screening method available today. It detects approximately 2-3 times as many “early” breast cancers as physical examination. Its key role is to identify a site of breast cancer early in its development when it is still very small, and often a year or two before a mass is large enough to be felt as a lump. In its early stages, breast cancers respond better to treatment, often requiring a much lesser degree of surgical or drug treatment.
Very low doses of radiation are used during mammography screening. With advances in sensitivity and precision of radiological equipment, very low amounts of radiation are utilized to produce a very clear and precise image.
Early detection is key, and mammography helps prevents the growth of a more prolific form of breast cancer.
If you have any questions about having your X-ray, please call us between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday at (213) 746-5800.