Digital mammography is a highly safe, non-invasive, and effective screening method for breast cancer.
Digital mammography uses low-dose radiation X-rays to capture the images of the breasts, and these images are later studied for the presence of any abnormalities, such as benign and malignant tumors.
The biggest difference between traditional mammography (film mammography) and digital mammography is that, during the latter, the image is captured and directly recorded onto a special computer and not on films.
Unlike film mammography, digital mammography allows radiologists to zoom in and have a better look at the abnormalities and make the best clinical decisions.
By delivering better results, digital mammography eliminates the need for re-tests and follow-up screenings.
The radiation dose in digital mammography is reduced by 25%, which makes it a relatively safer diagnostic modality than its older counterparts.
Digital mammograms are especially helpful in detecting breast cancers among women with dense breast tissues.
It is a non-invasive procedure that takes less time and delivers accurate results.