Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.
An x-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in Indian women (after cervical cancer) and the most common in Urban Indian population. Early detection remains the best tool in the fight against breast cancer. Breast self-exams, clinical breast exams, and screening mammography play key roles in uncovering disease at an early stage, when the mortality rate can be reduced significantly. Compared to traditional radiography, mammography offers a considerably higher spatial and contrast resolution, allowing for the early detection of even the smallest changes in soft tissue. RISK FACTORS(of what??? May b u can reword “who r at risk?”) Age > 40 years Family history of breast cancer in first or second degree relatives
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Our high-end mammography system ? Siemens MAMMOMAT 3000 Nova offers all clinical applications in one unit. This system supports both screening examinations and diagnostic applications and features special views, magnification, specimen radiography, and stereotactic biopsy. MAMMOMAT 3000 Nova features an X-ray tube which, unlike other mammography systems, uses two different anode materials. The Opdose function auto-selects the best kV value and anode/filter combination (Mo/Mo, Mo/Rh, W/Rh) according to the individual breast characteristics in order to achieve optimal image quality with the lowest possible dose. The resulting images are of convincing quality and retakes are reduced to a minimum.
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With its many advantages, the MAMMOMAT 3000 Nova offers real comfort and convenience ? for physicians and for the patient.