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Improved comfort. Clearer images. Faster results.

Early detection remains the best protection from breast cancer. Now, there’s an improved diagnostic tool – digital mammography. And it’s available at all three convenient Erlanger Imaging locations. With digital mammography, images are immediately displayed on the computer screen, shortening compression time and discomfort. Studies show lower rates of radiation and fewer repeats due to under- or over-exposure than conventional mammography. Best of all, results are available quickly, reducing the anxiety of waiting.

Is it time for your mammogram?
Go digital at Erlanger. 423-778-MAMO

What is digital mammography?

Digital mammography is similar to conventional mammography in that x-rays are used to produce in-depth images of the breast, yet digital mammography takes an electronic image of the breast and stores it directly in a computer, allowing the recorded data to be enhanced, magnified, or manipulated for further evaluation. Enhancing the image provides faster results and greatly reduces the need for retakes due to the image being over or under exposed.

The Difference is Clear

Selenia™ digital mammography from Hologic® is now part of the comprehensive diagnostic services dedicated to women and the early detection of breast cancer at the Erlanger Baroness, East, and North Campuses. Selenia incorporates revolutionary imaging technology that provides incredibly sharp images.

Women find many reasons to put off having a mammogram—including time pressures and the discomfort. With our Selenia, we offer an extraordinary experience with reduced examination times, as well as 30% less radiation exposure and less painful compression. The procedure is the same as traditional film mammography, but because the process is “filmless,” nothing has to be developed. Images are analyzed on a monitor and stored electronically.

Digital mammography allows the radiologist to view the x-ray image more closely while zeroing in on suspicious or concerning areas, enabling them to make immediate decisions about additional images. 

The high-resolution of digital images allows radiologists to see more details and detect abnormalities by manipulating brightness, magnification, orientation and contrast.

Conventional Mammography Image (left) Digital Mammography Image (right)