Digital Mammography is like a traditional film screen mammography in that both use x-rays to generate images of the breast. However, a digital mammogram uses a special detector to capture and convert x-rays into a digital image. The resulting digital images are immediately available to the radiologists for diagnosis.
Our radiologists can view and manipulate the images on high-resolution computer monitors that enhance visualization of the structures within the breast tissue. They can also adjust brightness and contrast, and zoom in on specific areas to help detect small calcium deposits, masses, and other changes that may be signs of early cancer.Accreditation
Scotland Memorial Hospital's mammography service has been accredited by the American College of Radiology since 1993. We proudly display the
ACR gold seal of accreditation which represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety.
The gold seal is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed.Dexa Scans
Dexa Scans, or bone density tests, use computer-generated images to measure the strength and density of your bones in various sites. These images can detect osteoporosis and predict chances of fracturing in the future. The test is often ordered by your physician as you approach menopause. When the test is repeated sometime later, our radiologists can help determine how quickly you are losing bone mass and density.Where to Report
If you are scheduled for a Digital Mammogram or a Dexa Scan you will report to the Outpatient Imaging Center, which is located at the east end of the hospital campus. If you are scheduled for an Ultrasound, you will report either to the Outpatient Imaging Center or the Hospital's Outpatient Registration area before proceeding to the Imaging Department. Your medical provider should inform you of the exact location.Contact Us
For more information, you may contact our Imaging Department at 910-291-7731.