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Mammography

About Mammography

Your mammogram may be performed as a SCREENING examination or as a DIAGNOSTIC examination.

Screening Mammogram

A screening mammogram is performed on women without symptoms as a “checkup” once per year beginning at age 40.  A minimum of four X-ray pictures, two of each breast, are taken on a special X-ray machine used for mammograms only.

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Read more about breast density 
 

Diagnostic Mammogram

Mammograms are called diagnostic when they are being done for one of the following reasons:
A new breast lump, pain, or nipple discharge was noticed by you or your doctor.  Your recent screening mammogram showed something that requires more X-ray pictures and possibly a sonogram.  Your last mammogram or sonogram showed something that is being closely followed.

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Click on this graphic to learn more about the benefits vs. the risks of annual mammography screenings.
 
About RIMI
Latest News & Updates
SNMMI Announces Ones to Watch 2020 & selections include RIMI’s Dr. Dibble
Posted: 03.11.20

SNMMI (Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging) announces annual list of 30 early career professionals selected as “Ones to Watch” in 2020 including RIMI rad Dr. Liz Dibble.

JAMA: Comparison of Abbreviated Breast MRI vs Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
Posted: 02.26.20

RIMI rad Dr. Robert C. Ward has co-authored a trial published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). This study compares the screening performance of abbreviated breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) in women with dense breasts.