Digital screening mammograms are images to detect breast changes in women who have no signs or symptoms of breast cancer. It usually involves two x-rays of each breast. With a mammogram, it is possible to detect microcalcifications or other abnormalities in the breast.
The radiologist will carefully review your films and compare them with any previous mammograms that you have had. This is usually done within 24 hours of when your procedure was done. Should any abnormalities be found in your screening digital mammogram, you may need to be scheduled for a diagnostic mammogram.
It is very important to compare your previous mammograms with the current one. Screening digital mammograms will not be read until your previous films are available for comparison.
For more information, call (717) 242-7229. Digital screening mammograms may be done at any the following locations:
Breast Care Center
400 Highland Avenue, First Floor
Lewistown, PA 17044
Juniata Valley Medical Center
27 CJEMS, Suite 4
Mifflintown, PA 17059