Digital mammograms are now available at Spire Cheshire Hospital following the installation of new state-of-the-art equipment.
"Early detection is the key to curing breast cancer effectively, and this new digital technology is another step forward."
Spire Cheshire offers both diagnosis and surgical treatment for breast cancer and other breast conditions.
What is digital mammography?
Digital mammography is a specialised form of mammography which uses computers and digital receptors to help examine breast tissue for breast cancer instead of the more traditional x-ray film.
Why has Spire Cheshire introduced digital mammography?
Digital mammography has a number of advantages over conventional x-ray mammography:
- The detail provided by this system is much greater than that of film.
- The radiation dose required to produce the image is less than for both film and computerised mammography.
- Radiologists are able to manipulate the image which gives them more opportunity to identify changes in breast tissue.
Karen Whalley, Radiology Manager at Spire Cheshire Hospital said: “The new digital mammography machine provides significantly better image quality allowing earlier diagnosis of breast cancer. Early detection is the key to curing breast cancer effectively, and this new digital technology is another step forward."
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