Digital mammography is an X-ray examination with a very low radiation dose. Tumours can also be detected that cannot yet be felt. And if symptoms such as lumps, hardened areas or pain have been detected, mammography helps to clarify these.
The advantages of digital mammography
- minimal radiation dose: compared to other systems, the radiation dose is up to 50 per cent lower
- excellent resolution and image quality: crucial for the detection of microcalcifications
- diagnosis using high-resolution screens with the possibility of enlarging the image
- use of a computer-aided detection system (CAD) to increase certainty
- non-time-sensitive double diagnosis using the four-eye principle
- It is also possible to carry out mammography after plastic surgery.
- the images are stored in a digital archive
The technology behind this
We use a modern full-field digital mammography system, a GE Senographe Essential. The system adapts optimally to the breast volume and the breast density. The best combination of the imaging parameters for optimal image quality at the lowest radiation dose is automatically chosen for each breast. The diagnosis monitors are regularly checked according to EUREF®.
Most frequent applications
- detection and early detection of a mammary carcinoma
- breast sonography: examination of the breast using ultrasonography
- MR mammography: Using the new 18-channel mamma coil on our 3-tesla and 1.5-tesla MRT scanners, the approx. 1,500 MR mammographies carried out every year are optimised even further.