NEW LOW RADIATION 3D MAMMOGRAPHY (TOMOSYNTHESIS)
A mammogram is an X-Ray of the breast using very low doses of radiation. The exam is simple and we ensure that we take all steps to make the exam as comfortable as possible. One of our caring Technologists will assist you through the short exam and you have the choice to personally meet with one of our radiologists to review your images following your exam. At InHealth Imaging, we believe that all of our patients should be presented their results without delay.
InHealth Imaging was the first imaging center in the Western United States to offer the ground-breaking 3D Mammography technology and is the only facility in Kitsap County offering Low Radiation 3D Mammography. InHealth Imaging offers Low Radiation 3D Mammography at its Poulsbo and Port Orchard offices.
The patient process for Low Radiation 3D Mammography is identical to a standard digital mammogram, with the added benefit of reduced recall rates and increased cancer visibility. Patients report that Low Radiation 3D Mammography is more comfortable than traditional mammography, with less compression. Also, the current charge is equal to a standard digital mammogram. Shortly after the exam, the images and results are shared with the ordering physician through our secure PACS portal.
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Preparing For Your Mammogram
Some women experience greater tenderness than others. One benefit of a Low Radiation 3D Mammogram compared to a standard digital mammogram is that less compression is required. And since the exam is comparable in length, this means a more comfortable experience for the patient.
Those who are especially concerned about their comfort should avoid caffeine two days prior to the exam and should schedule their mammogram to occur one week following their period. Both of these factors have shown to minimize breast tenderness and increase comfort during the exam.
Before your exam, please refrain from wearing any powders or deodorant, as this can affect the breast image. If you think you are pregnant, please inform our staff before scheduling your appointment.
Exam results are communicated to the patient directly after the exam. At InHealth Imaging, we believe that all of our patients should be presented their results without delay. Shortly after the patient is seen, the images and results are shared with the ordering physician through our secure Picture Archiving & Communications System (PACS) portal.