A screening mammogram is the first line of defense against breast cancer.
Mammography is a specific type of imaging using a low-dose x-ray system for examination of the breasts. Pullman Regional Hospital offers the most advanced technology with digital mammography. Digital mammography is 25 percent more effective at detecting abnormalities in women with dense breasts than conventional mammography. While other diagnostic tests are sometimes necessary, the mammogram is the first line of defense against breast cancer.
Early Detection Saves Lives
Successful treatment of breast cancer depends on early diagnosis, and mammography plays a central part in early detection. Mammography can show changes in the breast for up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), mammography can detect 85 to 90 percent of breast cancers in women over 50. Current guidelines from the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommend women have an annual mammogram beginning at the age of 40.
ACR Means Responsible Imaging
Our mammography program is accredited by the ACR, meaning we promise the best images using the lowest dosage of radiation. We have been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the ACR which recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in Mammography, Breast MRI, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Breast Ultrasound, CT, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, MRI. View our awards & accrediations.
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