The Sheryl Crow Imaging Center at the Pink Lotus Breast Center uses the latest and most advanced digital mammography technology available, another example of how we put our patients first. Just recently, we became the first health care facility in the United States to make Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography, or CESM, available to patients.
Mammograms are still a woman's best defense against breast cancer, as they can detect the disease in its earliest stages, often before it can be felt during a routine breast exam.
As part of our integrative approach to breast care, our patients receive quick answers, greatly reducing the anxiety many women feel while waiting for the results of a mammogram. If a radiologist is onsite and available, we are often able to provide preliminary verbal results during your stay so that you don’t have to wait for answers to arrive by mail.
Digital vs. Analog
Digital mammograms have proven to find more breast cancer in women with dense breasts than older, film-based equipment. The Sheryl Crow Imaging Center only uses digital mammography technology.
The American Cancer Society recommends that women obtain a baseline mammogram between the ages of 35 to 40, and a yearly screening mammogram after the age of 40. Certain women with genetic predisposition or high risk for breast cancer require screening mammograms earlier than this and at more frequent intervals.
If further evaluation is required after a screening mammogram, a diagnostic mammogram or CESM will be performed where our radiologists specifically review the area of concern in more detail and make an appropriate recommendation to you before you leave our center.