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Digital Mammography

Special Radiological Examination of the female Breast

We perform a special form of mammography at our institute, digital mammography, using the Mammomat Inspiration Prime Edition from Siemens Medical Systems. In this form of examination it is not the film which is exposed but a detector which collects the data digitally or electronically.
Mammography is the method of choice for early detection of breast cancer.
The examination is conducted with compression of each breast in two different views (from craniocaudal and mediolatero-olique). The compression of the breast between the film holder and plexiglass plate is important to keep the radiation exposure to the minimum and to avoid any artefacts caused by movement. The compression can be a little uncomfortable.
The mammography is performed by a special x-ray machine which produce soft x-rays. These soft x-rays lead to images rich in tissue contrast. Through this even the smallest of non-palpable changes in breast tissue can be detected.
The reporting and diagnosis is done by two experienced consultant radiologists which brings about increased accuracy in diagnosis.

Mammographieaufnahmen

Digital mammography images of a 39-years-old female.

 

Mammomat Inspiration Prime Edition (Source Siemens Healthcare)

Siemens Mammomat Novation DR

Mammography Device:

Siemens Mammomat Novation DR is our mammography system for purpose of screening and diagnosis.

- Tungsten (Wolfram) Technology for increased penetration and reduced radiation dose
- Bi-metal-x-ray tube: Mo/W for higher image quality
- Increased patient comfort with OpComp and SoftSpeed
- High system efficiency and quick amortisation

 

One must prepare herself for the examination?

One does not require a special preparation. On the examination one should avoid applying deoderants and creams on the breast and axilla region.
Please bring the previous images and reports along with you to the examination.

Which patients are ideal for mammography?

  • Overweight women
  • Women with positive family history of breast cancer
  • Women with diabetes mellitus
  • Women in their middle age who haven't given birth to a child yet (nulliparous)
  • Women with early onset of menarchy
  • Women with late onset of menopause
  • Women over 50 years of age.

Contact

Vereinbaren Sie Ihren Untersuchungstermin von Montag bis Freitag in der Zeit von 07:30 bis 17:00 Uhr.

Sekretariat Prof. Thomas J. Vogl

 069 6301-7277

Interventionsambulanz

 069 6301-4736

Zentral-​Radiologie

 069 6301-87202

Gynäkologische Radiologie

 069 6301-5174

Kinderradiologie

 069 6301-5248

Orthopädische Radiologie

 069 6705-​211

069 6301-​87202