Each year, over 40 million screening mammograms are performed in the United States as more people are recognizing the vital role they play in early detection. If you have yet to experience a mammogram screening, we will discuss what to expect when you get a mammogram.
Mammograms are the imaging test of choice for women and its simple to see why. Mammography is important because it helps catch breast cancer before symptoms appear which can help increase success rates. There are various women’s imaging scans to choose from, including two type of mammograms. Let’s take a closer look at the differences between 3D-mammography and traditional mammography.
Mammograms are the most popular women's imaging scan, but certain factors may infer that another imaging scan may be best. For women that are at higher risk or with dense breasts, alternative women's imaging methods like ultrasound has proven to be best according to various studies. Let's take a closer look at why ultrasound is often best when screening dense breasts.
While mammograms are necessary to staying proactive, we understand they can be an intimidating and often uncomfortable scan. Whether it's the actual procedure or waiting for results from your radiologists, mammograms can bring about anxiety in any patient. Here are a few tips from our team at Rosetta Radiology on how to stay calm during a mammogram.
When people think of mammograms, they often think of women. Contrary to what many people might think, breast cancer affects both genders. While they only make up 1% of the breast cancer cases in the US, a mammography is recommended for men who may be at high risk or experience some of the symptoms.
If you’re thinking about becoming a technologist it’s not a bad idea- employment is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pretty lucrative, right? Here are a few different ways to become a rad tech.
During the month of October, many women find themselves asking this question…and no, it’s not to their husbands! Breast density is rated on a 1-4 scale (4 being the most dense) “using the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) of the American College of Radiology,” and out of all women, about half fall into categories 3 and 4.
What makes dense breasts dense?
Remember breasts are not just for catching the attention of the cute guy across the bar or to drain your wallet with expensive bras; they’re glands, and their primary use is to produce milk.
The fibro-glandular tissue surrounding the milk-producing […]
“The California law mandates written notification to women, after screening mammography, of their tissue density and the need to discuss screening options with their primary care physicians.” When about 50% of women who have a screening have dense breasts, it’s certainly important to understand how that affects the results of that screening.
Most women respond with: “What do I do now?” or “Does this mean that I am likely to get breast cancer?” The answers, respectively, are: talk with your doctor, and no. The whole idea behind offering patients this information is to start the discussion to create an individualized plan […]
As we welcome November, it’s important to remember that Breast Cancer Awareness Month should be every month.
Even two girls, ages 12 and 13, understood the importance of breast cancer awareness when they challenged the school’s band on the, now popular, I (heart) Boobies! bracelets.
The case was taken all the way to the Supreme Court, who agreed that the bracelets weren’t disruptive but supportive.
Get a mammogram or breast MRI to keep yourself informed, […]
The new procedure is an MRI device that targets sodium levels instead of the usual proton images.
Malignant tumors are thought to have an increase in sodium concentrations, so by looking for that, these new procedures are already five-times more accurate than other efforts with different exams.
While X-Ray Mammograms are still the number one procedure, it’s not as efficient with dense breasts, and it’s also very […]