Viera Diagnostic Center is equipped with all diagnostic examinations a women will need. This includes digital mammogram which is utilized to detect early stages of breast cancer and thereby begin treatment before the disease progresses.
All women over 40 years old are recommended to undergo annual digital mammography. A digital mammogram on the other hand is advised for women at high risk of developing breast abnormalities due to a personal or family history of breast related illness.
There are benefits as well as risks associated with undergoing digital mammogram. The best benefit will be the early detection of potentially breast illness causing abnormalities. This will permit your doctor to recommend treatment before the issue worsens. If there are any risks, it is radiation. The amount of radiation present during digital mammography is very minimal though when compared with a standard form of x-ray.
If you have any further questions about this type of diagnostic testing, the Viera Diagnostic Women’s Center is able to assist you.
Breast biopsies for women are also available at Viera Diagnostic Center. Like digital mammogram, this procedure helps detect breast cancer at an early stage.
The Mammotome Breast Biopsy System requires only 1/4″ incision. The whole process can be completed in less than an hour with only local anesthesia. It can sample variations of breast abnormalities including micro calcifications, asymmetric densities, solid masses or nodules, and can gather multiple samples with a single incision. There is no need for sutures as well. When the biopsy is finished, tissue samples are delivered to the laboratory to be analyzed.
Women can also have ultrasound services for various purposes including fetal exams, gynecology tests for cysts or tumors, examinations of gallbladder and other organs, and vascular illness analysis.
Since the body is comprised of over 90% water, sound waves can be applied on it in the same manner that sonar is utilized in the ocean. Whenever sound passes through a tissue such as a blood vessel, an echo bounces back. Advanced computers can utilize the echoes to make an image of the internal organs. The exam results will then be used by a doctor when diagnosing illnesses.
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