Shared Medical Services What is Digital Mammography?

Digital Mammography | What to Expect



How long will my digital mammogram take?
It will take about 10 to 15 minutes for your healthcare provider to acquire the images. The compression and positioning are the same as traditional mammography but with less waiting
time and far fewer call backs – a 20 percent to 30 percent reduction in call backs. Your technologist will know right away if the image positioning is correct.

Does a digital mammogram involve any radiation?

The amount of radiation you’ll receive is approximately the same as with a traditional film mammogram, but may be less if you have very dense breast tissue.



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Wondering what your doctor will be reviewing? Click below on a thumbnail to view an actual Digital Mammography scan.