Mammography uses a special x-ray machine to produce images of breast tissue. It is an important way to help detect breast cancer and other breast conditions early---when they are most treatable.
Medical Diagnostic Center is ACR (American College of Radiology) accredited and offers precise calibration of our equipment. Medical Diagnostic Center is also FDA certified.
Annual mammograms are universally recommended after age 50. Medical Diagnostic Center also recommends annual mammograms for all women after age 40.
In January 1997 an expert panel from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) concluded that women age 40 - 50 should decide for themselves as to the value and frequency of screening mammography. Many of these experts, when asked to give their personal opinions, said that they would personally recommend annual mammograms for women age 40-50. The long term studies that will likely support those personal recommendations are not yet completed. Older, completed studies of early mammography screening include data from the 1960's when mammography was less sensitive and less diagnostic.
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