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  • Mammography Machine
  • A mammography machine is a medical device that creates images of the internal breast tissue using low-dose X-rays. A mammogram is a screening test to detect breast cancer in its early stages before symptoms appear when it is most treatable.

    Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, also known as Three-Dimensional (3-D) Mammography and Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), is a technology that captures multiple angle images of the breast during a mammogram and reconstructs them into a 3-dimensional tissue image. This approach reduces the need for compression while providing radiologists with clearer and more accurate images, facilitating easier interpretation, and reducing the need for follow-up examinations. It enhances efficiency in screening and aids in biopsy guidance. Radiologists can examine suspicious masses in each dimension or slice from the reconstruction images, discerning the boundaries and shapes of abnormalities, as well as distinguishing between fat and other breast tissues, ducts, and glands. Moreover, mammography can detect very small calcifications that may indicate future malignancy, enabling early detection and potentially curative treatment of breast cancer. While this method requires higher radiation doses than conventional digital mammography, it remains within the limits set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States of America.

    Currently, mammography is widely accepted as the best tool for detecting early-stage breast cancer, before a lump can be felt. A mammogram, also called a breast X-ray, uses low-energy X-rays to produce detailed images of the breast, including mammary glands, fatty tissue, lumps, and calcifications.

  • How Does a Mammogram Work?
    1. At Thanyarak Breast Center, the qualified mammographers will be the one performing the mammogram examination. We will carefully position your breast and gently compress on an x-ray machine to spread out your breast tissue and prevent motion during the X-ray exposure.

    2. In mammography, compression ensures uniform tissue distribution for clear images, enabling detection of subtle abnormalities. It also reduces breast thickness, allowing lower radiation doses due to minimized X-ray scattering and clearer images due to breast immobilization.

    3. Breast imaging typically involves two standard views for each breast: the craniocaudal view and the mediolateral oblique view. These views allow for a comprehensive examination of the entire breast tissue. Following the imaging procedure, a radiologist will assess and interpret the images, determining whether further imaging or additional examinations are necessary.