Mammograms are one of the best ways to find breast cancer in early stages. This procedure can identify small tumors up to two years before you or your doctor might be able to feel them. The scans also can catch tiny calcium clusters that are often non-cancerous but can change over time. These tiny lumps cannot be viewed by an ultrasound and may be missed by a breast MRI. This is why mammograms can help save lives.
Novant Health breast centers are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Our board-certified team uses the latest mammography, and standards for the best possible accuracy including:
Tell your physician or the technologist performing the exam if there is any possibility that you are pregnant. Your doctor may postpone the exam to reduce the possible risk of exposing your baby to radiation.