Appreciable ability to detect even smalltumors and sub millimeter sized calcifications which are difficult to assess with conventional film mammograms.When cancers are small, the woman has more treatment options and a cure is more likely.
The use of screening mammography increases the detection of small abnormal tissue growths confined to the milk ducts in the breast, called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) . These early tumors cannot harm patients if they are removed at this stage and mammography is the only proven method to reliably detect these tumors. It is also useful for detecting all types of breast cancer, including invasive ductal and all other forms of cancers.
No radiation remains in a patient’s body after an x-ray examination and have no side effects in the diagnostic range.
Less pain and less radiation.
Electronic storage for future reference.
CAD(Computer Aided Detection) adds up to the diagnosis