The Laura Dreier Breast Center at Banner Good Samaritan offers state-of-the-art digital mammography for your annual mammogram as well as diagnostic mammograms.
Our technology provides you with less radiation exposure, shorter exam times and clearer images.
You can receive your accurate and comprehensive results in a matter of days.
Early detection is the best way to protect yourself from breast cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends an annual mammogram for every woman 40 and over.
- What is digital mammography?
- Why choose digital mammography?
- Who should have a digital mammogram?
- The Laura Drieer Difference
What is digital mammography?
Full-field digital mammography provides a digital picture much like your digital camera at home and allows the image to be seen within seconds, decreasing your wait time during the appointment.
Why choose digital mammography?
There are a variety of reasons to choose digital mammography:
- Digital pictures have greater picture clarity at the chest wall and the nipple line which is the second most common area to develop breast cancer.
- Digital mammograms are compatible with the R2 computer second-read ability
- The technologist does not have to leave the room to develop the film, eliminating wait time
- The picture is reviewed on a high-resolution monitor
- The radiologist can enhance the picture by adjusting the brightness, contrast and zooming in on specific areas of interest
- Digital mammograms give a clearer picture, there are less women called back for additional pictures.
Who should have a digital mammogram?
In a study of more than 40,000 women digital mammography was shown to have the most benefit for:
- Women under age 50
- Women of any age with dense breasts (Forty percent of women have dense breasts)
- Pre– or perimenopausal women.
The Laura Drier difference:
- Experienced staff sensitive to your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs
- Certified physicians, mammography technologists and breast health specialist
- Unique and healing surrounding
To learn more, please call (602) 640-3131 or e-mail the Laura Dreier Breast Center.