Mammograms are an essential part of health care maintenance for women. They are important in detecting breast cancer early, sometimes up to years before it can be felt. The united states preventative service task Force recommends that women may start receiving mammogram screening at the age of 40, and every other year after. From ages 50-74, all women should have a mammogram performed every 1-2 years. Your provider may suggest you have a mammogram earlier if you have a family history of breast cancer, breast cyst, or have dense breast tissue. A mammogram is a quick and painless type of x-ray that will put your mind at ease and make sure you’re not at risk for breast cancer.
X-rays are a type of imaging test that takes pictures of your bones, lungs and other organs to look for signs of illness and injury. It is a quick and painless way to promptly diagnose conditions such as fractures, arthritis, pneumonia, and other abnormalities. By receiving an x-ray, we are better able to diagnosis and treat certain condition appropriately. They are very safe, only take a short amount of time, and there is no preparation required by the patient. Once an x-ray is complete, a certified radiologist will interpret the result and send them to your provider.