Women scheduling mammograms at Health Image in Melrose, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, or Melrose-Wakefield Hospital are likely to notice a big difference since their last exams. The standard mammography machines at these locations have been replaced with digital mammography equipment.
These new machines have been shown to detect breast cancer earlier than traditional mammograms and increase the chance for a cure.
"The technological leap forward that digital mammography represents allows for improved detail on the mammogram and improved visualization on dense breast tissue," said K. Eric Henrikson, MD, chief of radiology at MWH. "This can allow for earlier detection of a problem, therefore improving ultimate outcomes and the lives of our patients and their families."