An Overview of Digital Mammography

Digital mammography is a mammogram that uses computer aided detection (CAD) to take a digital x-ray of the breast in order to screen for abnormal changes in breast tissue, including cancer.  A mammogram using CAD records the x-ray images in computer code instead of on x-ray films and allows the images to be viewed and analyzed on a computer monitor.   Digital mammography is widely becoming a more preferred method for both doctors and patients for many reasons, including less discomfort to the patient, clearer and more concise results, shorter exam times and the flexibility of having the x-rays electronically stored vs. on film.

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