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Digital screening mammogram uses X-rays to create a digital image of the breast, which is viewed on a specialized monitor. At Bridgeway Diagnostics our new GE equipment allows us to provide precision imaging at the lowest radiation dose possible. Read further to find out about our new GE 3-D low radiation dose Breast Tomography and 3-D Automated Breast Ultrasound.

How It Works

You will be taken to a separate secluded waiting area for Women's Imaging. For a screening mammogram, you will change into a gown that opens in the front, and a specially trained and certified technologist will take care of you during your mammography exam. The technologist will position you and place your breast on a platform, and will gradually apply pressure until the breast is fully compressed. The whole process takes just a few minutes.

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Do not wear deodorant, powder or lotion the day of your exam. We recommend you wear a two-piece outfit since you will be asked to remove your clothing from the waist up.

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You will receive a letter with the results of your mammogram usually in about five days. A copy will also be provided to the physician you indicate. Your letter will also indicate your breast density.

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Screening mammograms save lives by allowing for early detection of cancer. Although mammography is an excellent screening test, it is not a perfect test.  In some women with breast cancer, mammograms may appear to be normal. At Bridgeway Diagnostics we know all women are not the same. We have assembled some of the most advanced technology in the country to tailor each exam for each patient.

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Every woman who receives a mammogram at Bridgeway Diagnostics will receive information about her breast density in her mammogram results letter.


If you do have dense breast tissue, your letter will also explain the risks of breast cancer and what to do. It will explain that:

Dense breast tissue makes it harder to see small growths, which may be breast cancer and may place you at higher risk for breast cancer.

Women with dense breasts may want to have screening in addition to mammography. At Bridgeway we also offer 3-D Automated Breast Ultrasound Screening for women with dense breasts has been shown to find 37% more cancers in women with dense breasts than mammography alone.

You should talk to your doctor about this. Each care plan depends on your particular medical history.

Screening Mammogram


How it works: Digital screening mammogram uses X-rays to create a digital image of the breast, which is viewed on a specialized monitor. At Bridgeway Diagnostics our new GE equipment allows us to provide precision imaging at the lowest radiation dose possible. Read further to find out about our new GE 3-D low radiation dose Breast Tomography and 3-D Automated Breast Ultrasound.


Why we do it: Screening mammograms save lives by allowing for early detection of cancer.  Although mammography is an excellent screening test, it is not a perfect test.  In some women with breast cancer, mammograms may appear to be normal. At Bridgeway Diagnostics we know all women are not the same. We have assembled some of the most advanced technology in the country to tailor each exam for each patient.


The experience: You will be taken to a separate secluded waiting area for Women's Imaging. For a screening mammogram, you will change into a gown that opens in the front, and a specially trained and certified technologist will take care of you during your mammography exam. The technologist will position you and place your breast on a platform, and will gradually apply pressure until the breast is fully compressed. The whole process takes just a few minutes.


Prep & safety: Do not wear deodorant, powder or lotion the day of your exam. We recommend you wear a two-piece outfit since you will be asked to remove your clothing from the waist up.


Your results: You will receive a letter with the results of your mammogram usually in about five days. A copy will also be provided to the physician you indicate. Your letter will also indicate your breast density.

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Diagnostic Exam


How it works: A diagnostic exam may consist of ultrasound, mammography or a combination of both and is tailored to each patient. Diagnostic mammogram is usually focused on a particular area of interest. A breast imaging physician is present in our facility to oversee the study and determine if additional views or imaging needs to be done and will discuss your exam with you.


Why we do it: Diagnostic mammograms may be ordered by your physician as follow up from screening results or to more thoroughly evaluate patients with breast symptoms such as a lump, skin thickening or nipple discharge. You should notify your physician if you are experiencing these symptoms.


The experience: You will be taken to a separate secluded waiting area for Women's Imaging. For a diagnostic mammogram, you will change into a gown that opens in the front, and a specially trained and certified technologist will take care of you during your mammography exam. You will meet your breast imaging physician at the time of your exam to discuss your results.


Prep & safety: Do not wear deodorant, powder or lotion the day of your exam. We recommend you wear a two-piece outfit since you will be asked to remove your clothing from the waist up.


Your results: Our breast imaging radiologist will discuss findings and recommendations with you and answer any questions before you leave our Women's Imaging Center. Results will also be provided to your referring physician.

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http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@research/documents/document/acspc-042725.pdf


http://www.cancer.gov/bcrisktool/Default.aspx

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Q. What is dense breast tissue?


A. Dense breast tissue is normal; however, in women with dense breasts, cancer is harder for the radiologist to find. Dense breast tissue may also be associated with an increased risk of cancer.


Q. If I have dense breasts, are there other screening options?


A. The American Cancer Society and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommend women have annual-mammograms starting at age 40. At Bridgeway Diagnostics we also supplement mammography with 3-D Breast Tomography to give you the most thorough exam possible. If you and your physician choose additional screening mechanisms such as 3-D Automated breast ultrasound, this will augment your mammogram, not replace it.

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Common Questions


Q. What is the recommended age for annual mammograms?


A. If you are age 40 or over, you should have an annual mammogram. If you have a family history of breast cancer you and your physician may start an earlier screening plan based on your history.


Q. What can I do to make the experience more comfortable?


A. If you have breast pain related to your menstrual cycle, you may want to schedule your screening mammogram for the week following your cycle when breast tissue may be less tender. If possible, avoid scheduling your mammogram the week prior to your cycle.

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