Every year, 300,000 women in American women are diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time. Early diagnosis with the help of a Memphis mammogram gives you the best chance for successful treatment. The women’s health professionals at Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association, PC, serving women in Memphis, Germantown, and Bartlett, Tennessee, and Southaven, Mississippi, offer in-house 3D mammography to screen for breast cancer, in addition to a full range of gynecological and obstetric care. You can receive all the care you need to stay healthy under one roof.
The Memphis Mammogram Process
We use a specialized medical imaging used to detect breast tumors before you start to notice symptoms. A mammogram uses low-dose X-rays to create images, which allows your MOGA provider to examine the structures inside your breast tissues and identify tumors or other abnormalities. Digital imaging and computer processing have led to advances in the field of mammography. Digital mammography, computer-aided detection, and breast tomosynthesis bring new capabilities to the mammography field.
The importance of mammography in detecting early breast cancer has been demonstrated repeatedly. The equipment used and the skill of your caregiver are important factors in the effectiveness and quality of your Memphis Mammogram. We use state-of-the-art technology and have a highly skilled team, so your screening at MOGA will produce the best quality images and insight.
If you have had prior mammograms, the radiologist will want to compare your current study to your prior studies. We ask each patient to bring any prior films or a CD with digital images when you come for your mammogram. (If you are bringing digital images, please ask your provider to send your images in non-compressed format to ensure that our radiologist will open the files.) Having comparison studies can reduce the possibility of having to return for unnecessary additional studies.
You’ll complete a form giving us your breast health history and authorization to release your current and prior images for comparison purposes. You may complete these forms in advance and bring them with you to your appointment.
During your exam, the technologist will position you in various ways to capture different images of your breasts. It’s important for us to get a clear view of all breast tissue. These positions may seem awkward or uncomfortable, but once positioned correctly, it only takes a moment to take the image, and you’ll be comfortable again in no time.
Benefits of a Mammogram
Screening mammography reduces the risk of death due to breast cancer. It is useful for detecting many breast cancer, including invasive ductal and invasive lobular cancer. Your doctor will be able to detect small tumors before they spread. When cancers are small, you have more treatment options. Screening mammography increased the amount of small abnormal tissue growths detected in the milk ducts in the breast, called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Rest assured that no radiation remains in a patient's body after an x-ray examination. X-rays usually have no side effects in the typical diagnostic range for this exam.
Women’s Health Experts in Memphis
Preventative care is the best way to catch problems early enough for successful treatment. Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association, PC is committed to providing high-quality care that will help you stay healthy, and may even save you life or the life of someone you love.
Our team of professionals are knowledgeable and committed to making your mammogram appointment a positive, rewarding, and stress-free experience.
It’s easy to schedule an appointment. Just fill out a simple form, or call the office closest to you.