Digital Mammography Saves Lives
Digital mammography (mammo) uses low amounts of radiation to obtain images of the breast from one plane at a time.
Why is digital mammography important to health?Mammography can help detect many breast-related illnesses, especially breast cancer. When used as a screening tool, mammography helps find tumors that cannot be felt and identifies micro-calcifications that may indicate cancer. As a diagnostic tool, a mammogram can distinguish between a mass or lump that requires further investigation, such as with biopsy, or something as simple as a cyst.
Regular mammogram screenings for women starting at age 40 can save lives and protect your quality of life. If breast cancer is detected early, it is usually easier to beat, and treatment options are less aggressive. Providers may recommend screening mammography for men with a genetic mutation that increases the risk of developing the disease. Both men and women can develop breast cancer.
3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) is available at Curry Medical Center (CMC) in Brookings. A 3D mammogram creates a three-dimensinal image of the breast and shows the tissue in thin, one-millimeter layers, allowing a better chance to detect cancer hiding behind overlapping tissue. CMC's 3D mammography machine is a Hologic Senia Dimensions System, the # 1 3D system in the world and used by over 5,000 healthcare facilities.
Click here to read more about Curry Health Network's 3D mammography, including insightful data from our Director of Diagnostic Imaging Corinna Silvius about this state-of-the-art imaging technology.
Digital mammography services available at:3D mammograms at Curry Medical Center
500 5th St.
2D mammograms at Curry General Hospital
94220 4th St.
Gold Beach, OR
Referrals: Your primary care provider can place an order for you to receive a mammogram at either location by completing this convenient Radiology Order Form and faxing it to 541.412.2083.
Ordering questions: 541.247.3970
Scheduling questions: 541.412.6990
ResourcesVideo: Tomosynthesis / 3D Mammography
Video: Mammography Saves Lives
Brochure: Get the facts about medical imaging
Brochure: Breast Density Information