CDI Miami | Thursday March 1, 2018

The Importance of Mammograms

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. One of the most effective ways to find and/or prevent breast cancer is through regular mammography screenings.

A mammogram is a specific type of breast exam that uses a non-invasive X-ray process that doctors use to identify and treat any abnormal areas that may possibly indicate the presence of cancer. Annual mammograms can detect cancer up to two years before a patient or physician will notice any abnormalities. Mammograms can also prevent the need for extensive treatment for advanced cancers and improve chances of breast conservation.

The Miami Center for Diagnostic Imaging now uses an even quicker and more accurate version of digital mammography. 3D mammography, also called breast tomosynthesis, is a revolutionary technology that gives radiologists the ability to identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue. During a tomosynthesis scan, multiple, low-dose images of the breast are acquired at different angles. These images are then used to produce a series of one-millimeter thick slices that can be viewed as a three dimensional reconstruction of the breast.

Mammograms play an important role in women’s health. They have been shown to lower the risk of dying by 35% in women over the age of 50. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women; it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed; and an estimated 2,150 men will also be diagnosed. More than 80% of breast cancers are found in women with no family history.

In addition to mammograms, women, starting at the age of 20, should make sure to schedule regular clinical exams with a health care provider; and should also perform regular self-examinations. Women at average risk for developing breast cancer should discuss with their health care provider the potential benefits of a screening breast MRI in addition to their yearly mammogram.

The digital mammography experts at the Center for Diagnostic Imaging and Comprehensive Breast Care Centers provide women with the most advanced care available to help keep them healthy.


About Center for Diagnostic Imaging:

The Center for Diagnostic Imaging Miami staff is dedicated to providing the highest level of efficient and excellent care for each patient who walks through their door. The center, known for their reputation as one of the best full body scan Miami facilities in the state, is owned and managed by physicians, radiologists, technicians, and other highly trained and qualified staff. The staff-ran facility’s mission is to serve the healthcare needs of the Miami community with the use of the most highly advanced technology medical equipment within the diagnostic imaging industry.
With this type of technology available at their fingertips, staff members have the ability to better identify any issues or concerns impacting the health and well-being of each individual patient.

The Center for Diagnostic Imaging currently offers the following scanning services:

  • Computer tomography Scan (CAT Scan)
  • Computed Tomography Angiography Scan (CTA Scan)
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography scan (MRA)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Position Emission Tomography Scan (PET Scan)
  • X-Rays

In addition to their diagnostic services, the center is also known as one of the most preferred breast ultrasound Miami facilities. When it comes to breast exams women the can receive 3D Mammography scans, MRI guided biopsies, and stereotactic biopsies.