Sinai-Grace Hospital provides digital mammography, with capabilities for women with larger dense breasts. Digital mammography uses computers instead of film to record images.
In a landmark clinical study of more than 42,000 women, digital mammography was found to be better than film-screen mammography in detecting breast cancer in three groups:
- women under 50
- pre- and peri-menopausal women
- women with dense breasts
Since digital images are available almost immediately and no film development time is necessary, the wait time for the patient is less. Digital diagnostic mammography results are often available immediately, reducing anxiety associated with waiting.
Digital screening mammography results are reported to the doctor within 48 hours, so there is no delay in diagnosis.
This technology also means it’s less likely that patients will need to be called back for additional, repeat mammography tests.
For more information about DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital’s cancer services or a referral to a Sinai-Grace oncologist, call 313-966-4800.