Centrelake Imaging & Oncology is proud to introduce a full-field digital mammography system. Our network is one of the first installations incorporating this cutting edge technology in the Inland Empire and extended this to San Gabriel Valley.
A mammogram is a very low dose x-ray of the breast using specialized equipment and technologists. This technique provides the sharpest images of the inner structures of the breast and has been developed to detect small cancers of the breast much sooner than they can be felt during a physical examination. This early detection of breast cancer is proven to save lives.
The specialized adaptation of this equipment to the female anatomy enables a radiologist to view and manipulate images on high-resolution monitors enhancing visualization of breast tissue structures. The radiologist can also focus on specific areas to help detect small calcifications, masses and other changes that may be signs of early cancer. This results in improved productivity and accuracy for radiologists.
Compared with standard mammograms, which are recorded on film, computer-based digital mammograms are more accurate, especially in younger women (those under 50) with dense breast tissue and those who are premenopausal.