At BICRAD, Women’s Imaging involves all areas of breast imaging. These exams all serve a different purpose but admittedly, they can appear very similar to our patients. That is why we’d like to take the time to discuss the difference between these women’s imaging exams.
At Bay Imaging Consultants, we stress the importance of regular mammograms and breast screenings. While mammograms are the standard for breast imaging, factors may play a role into whether or not additional imaging tests are needed. Breast MRI and ultrasound are often suggested for women at risk of breast cancer, which includes women with high breast density. Here’s a closer look at how breast density affects which screening test is best for you.
Before choosing a radiology center for your imaging needs, you should check for certain things: whether they hire board-certified radiologists, if they are an American College of Radiology accredited facility, and the range of services they offer. At Bay Imaging Consultants (BICRAD), we don’t believe in providing anything less than top notch care, whatever your radiology need, we can cover it!
Undergoing an annual mammogram is the most important step for monitoring breast health. Mammograms are important tools in the fight against breast cancer because they are able to detect breast cancer in even the earliest stages before symptoms are notable, which allows doctors to more effectively treat the cancer and gives patients the highest chance of remission. Whether it’s your first time or you are a mammogram veteran, these tips will help you prepare for your mammogram exam.