A New Ally in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Sharp Coronado Hospital offers women undergoing routine mammograms the latest diagnostic technology available, digital mammography. This technology uses computers and specially designed digital detectors to produce an image that can be displayed on a high-resolution computer monitor, and transmitted and stored just like computer files. Advantages of digital mammography include improved diagnostic accuracy over traditional film screen techniques, less radiation exposure to patients, reduced need for repeat exams due to under- or overexposure and significantly reduced time spent in an appointment.
Why Choose Sharp Coronado's Digital Mammography Services?
- Sharp Coronado Hospital also offers digital computer-aided detection (CAD), which provides a “second read” of the digital mammogram by a computer and highlights characteristics commonly associated with breast cancer and flags abnormalities to help the radiologist detect early breast cancer
- The system incorporates revolutionary imaging technology that provides patients with the highest quality of care in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer
- The technology allows radiologists to view the X-ray images in a matter of seconds
Sharp Coronado's Digital Mammography Team
Sharp Coronado Hospital radiologists use digital mammography to adjust brightness, change contrast and zoom in on specific areas to help detect small calcifications, masses and other changes that may be signs of early cancer. As part of Sharp Coronado's comprehensive diagnostic services, radiologists also use CAD, which is, in essence, a second set of eyes to support and enhance the radiologist's judgment.
Digital Mammography Location
Sharp Coronado Hospital
250 Prospect Place
Coronado, CA 92118
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call about digital mammography services at Sharp Coronado, call 619-522-3670.
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