A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast. While screening mammograms are routinely administered to detect breast cancer in women who have no apparent symptoms, diagnostic mammograms are used after suspicious results on a screening mammogram or after some signs of breast cancer alert the physician to check the tissue.
Such signs may include:
- A lump
- Breast pain
- Nipple discharge
- Thickening of skin on the breast
- Changes in the size or shape of the breast
A diagnostic mammogram can help determine if these symptoms are indicative of the presence of cancer.
As compared to screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms provide a more detailed x-ray of the breast using specialized techniques. They are also often used in special circumstances, such as for patients with breast implants.
Capitol Imaging Services offers five locations that perform screening and diagnostic mammograms. Four locations serve Southeast Louisiana through our affiliate, Diagnostic Imaging Services. The communities in Northeast Mississippi are served by the Imaging Center of Columbus. All of these locations offer the power and superiority of 3D mammography, hailed for nearly 10 years as simply a superior breast cancer screening technique.
Capitol Imaging Services is the largest independent radiology practice of its type serving the Southeastern United States. Not only do we perform the scan, such as a mammogram, we also provide the radiology expertise to review test images and issue critical findings to physicians and other healthcare providers.
Capitol Imaging Services also often works to lower out of pocket expenses for people undergoing exams. For those with unfulfilled health insurance deductibles or no health insurance coverage, this is a major financial advantage. And, this advantage is enjoyed without sacrificing testing quality, reporting or radiological expertise.
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