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Should women with breast implants still have a mammogram?

Should women with breast implants still have a mammogram?

As a breast imaging specialist, I’m often asked if a women who has breast implants should still have an annual mammogram. I always answer: absolutely. Some women who have breast implants are reluctant to get an annual mammogram because they’re fearful that the implant...
How early can a mammogram detect breast cancer?

How early can a mammogram detect breast cancer?

Mammography is an excellent tool for finding breast cancer. Numerous studies show the effectiveness of mammograms in detecting cancer at its earliest stages and improving the mortality of women diagnosed with this horrible disease. Overall, the sensitivity of...
How much radiation is in a mammogram?

How much radiation is in a mammogram?

Radiation is always a concern when people need some type of medical imaging. The same holds true with mammography and can lead to questions since this important screening is recommended every year for women over 40. Patients often ask if mammograms are safe and how...

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