Early Detection

Digital Mammography

Breast Cancer diagnosis and prevention continues to be one of the most talked about and important topics in medicine. Dr. Garvish understands the importance of early breast cancer detection. That is why he offers the highest quality care in the area and works with patients who have special needs or circumstances.

Breast Cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. One in eight women or 12.6% of all women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. 96% of women, who find and treat breast cancer early, will be cancer-free after 5 years.

A More Comfortable Experience

Softer, more comfortable MammoPadGarvish Radiology has recently joined an elite group of facilities across the country that share an important commitment to raising the standard of care for every patient. We are proud to be recognized as a certified Pink Ribbon Facility.

As a Pink Ribbon Facility we take pride in providing every woman with a softer, warmer mammogram by using MammoPad, a soft foam pad that serves as a cushion between you and the most sophisticated digital mammography equipment. Now you can relax knowing your mammogram will be a warmer and more comfortable experience.

Latest Digital Imaging

Selenia Digital Mammography machineDigital mammography produces images that appear on the technologist's monitor in a matter of seconds. There is no waiting for film to develop, which means a shorter time spent in the exam, and you may get the results the same day.

But that is just the beginning. A digital mammogram has higher definition and greater detail than those that use film. What this means for you is an increased chance of early detection that wasn't available with film-based mammograms.

FAQs about Breast Cancer Detection

What is the best method for detecting breast cancer?
Getting a high-quality mammogram and having a clinical breast exam on a regular basis are the most effective ways to detect breast cancer early.

Will my insurance pay for this?
Nearly all insurance plans cover annual mammogram as well as necessary follow-up testing. If you do not have insurance Dr. Garvish Radiology will work with you to provide a flexible payment plan in order to ensure that you are afforded this life-saving exam. Dr. Garvish offers discounts to self pay patients that pay up front and in full.

What is CAD?
Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) is software that scans a mammogram. It highlights potential problem areas that your radiologist might not have been able to see. Its main benefit is its accuracy: it’s been found to detect approximately 20% more cancers than were detected by a radiologist’s reading alone. CAD is applied to every mammogram performed at our imaging center.
 
Why would I need follow-up testing?
All abnormal mammograms should be followed up with additional testing to determine if cancer is present. However, please remember that ‘abnormal’ does not mean cancer. Over 80% of breast lumps are not cancerous, but benign masses.

What are my options for follow-up testing?
Depending on the type of abnormality found in a mammogram, your doctor may order the following procedure:


Spot Compressions
Spot views apply compression to a smaller area of tissue using a small compression plate. This often done to evaluate calcifications.