Digital Diagnostic Mammograms are images of the breast used to evaluate changes such as a lump, thickening, nipple discharge or change in breast size or shape. A digital diagnostic mammogram is also used to evaluate changes or abnormalities seen on a screening mammogram. Digital diagnostic mammograms may include different views, including magnification of a specific area of concern on the screening mammogram.
Digital diagnostic mammograms must be performed where there is a radiologist present to check the films. It is for this reason, if you are having a diagnostic mammogram or are called to come back for a digital diagnostic mammogram, you must come to the Breast Center at Geisinger–Lewistown Hospital. The radiologist will check your films immediately to make sure that he has all the necessary information to give an accurate diagnosis. If other views or tests are needed, we will make every effort to get them done before you leave.
If you have a digital diagnostic mammogram and your previous films are not available, it is possible that only a preliminary report may be issued. If you have had your mammogram at another facility, a delay in receiving your report or a call back for addition procedures may occur due to your previous study not being available for comparison. Your assistance with collecting this information is appreciated.
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