Mammograms, which use x-ray technology to detect and evaluate breast changes, can catch cancer at a very early stage when treatments are effective and cure rates are high. Typically, women should begin screening at age 40 and receive yearly screening mammograms. On Oct. 1st of 2009 new CT state law required radiologists to provide information on breast density in the mammogram report. Additional testing with breast ultrasound is recommended for women with high breast density.
The Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital offers the full range of imaging services for breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment, including:
- Digital mammography, which can improve detection rates in certain women
- Computer-aided detection (CAD) systems, which can serve as a “second read” on the mammogram, identifying areas of concern
- Breast MRIs
- Breast ultrasound
- Interventional procedures, like core biopsies and needle localization
Our board-certified radiologists are specialty trained in breast imaging and are focused on delivering high-quality care in a welcoming and caring environment. We understand that mammograms can be stressful and may cause anxiety, and we make every effort to make your experience comfortable and pleasant.
For More Information
If you are interested in learning more about our breast cancer screening options, please visit: Mammography and Breast Imaging.
If you need a doctor referral you can also call us at 1-800-511-8639 or search our Find a Doctor online tool to find a doctor near you. Visit our patient and visitor information guide for more detailed information about Danbury Hospital.