Digital mammography uses computers and specially designed digital detectors to produce an image that can be displayed on a high-resolution computer monitor and can be transmitted and stored like any computer file.
For patients, having a digital mammogram is very much like having a conventional screen-film mammogram. Both film-based and digital mammography use compression and x-rays to create clear images of the inside of the breast. But digital mammography offers us at Chestnut Hill Hospital a few benefits that traditional mammography does not, including the ability to manipulate images (zoom, adjust the contrast) and potentially reduce radiation exposure, as being able to adjust the image’s brightness and contrast reduces the need for retakes due to over or under exposure.
Appointments for mammogram, ultrasound or DEXA scan
Chestnut Hill Hospital’s Women’s Center provides care for all stages of a woman’s life.
8811 Germantown Avenue
1777 Sentry Parkway West
Dublin Hall, Suite 120
Consultation with a breast health coordinator
*The National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society recommend that women age 40 and older have screening mammograms every 1 to 2 years.
For more information, please call:
8835 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118