Dr. Rimmer and his team of professionals are dedicated to providing the highest standard in breast health care, including mammograms in Jupiter, Florida, utilizing the latest technologies in cancer detection. The doctor also believes that knowledge is power and we hope that the following information about mammograms will answer any questions you may have about the procedure.

A mammography is the best screening tool for breast cancer available today, using unique X-ray images to detect changes in the breast tissue or abnormal growths. A trained technician compresses the breast using a mammography machine, taking pictures from different angles of each breast. The image sets are referred to as a mammogram. The breast is X-rayed from top to bottom, side to side in a screening mammogram while a diagnostic mammogram concentrates in on a particular area of abnormal tissue or lump.

Screening Mammogram

These mammograms are used to check for breast cancer in women who haven't shown any symptoms or signs of the disease and can detect tumors that can't be felt. In addition, screening mammograms can find misclassification's which are small calcium deposits that occasionally reveal the presence of breast cancer. Dr. Rimmer offers screening mammograms in Jupiter, Florida as well as other comprehensive breast cancer care.

What are the benefits of screening mammograms?

The main benefit of screening mammography is early detection, which means treatment can begin early on, in many cases before the breast cancer has had the chance to spread. Studies have shown that this type of mammography can actually reduce the number of breast cancer deaths among women between the ages 40 to 70. If you have any additional questions regarding these early detection mammograms in Jupiter, don't hesitate to call Dr. Rimmer's office.

Diagnostic Mammogram

These mammograms are used to check for breast cancer after a lump or other sign or symptom of the disease has been found. A diagnostic mammogram can also be used to evaluate changes found during a screening mammogram or to view breast tissue when it is difficult to obtain a screening mammogram in some cases, a good example being if the patient has breast implants. Besides lumps, other signs of breast cancer include breast pain, a change in size or shape, thickening of the breast skin and nipple discharge, however, these signs and symptoms can also be related to benign conditions.

If you have any questions regarding mammograms in Jupiter, Florida, or would like to find out more about his breast health care options, please don't hesitate to call Dr. Rimmer's office at 561.748.1242. You won't find a more respected breast cancer specialist in Florida and his office has been referred to as the place "Where Breast Health Technology and Compassion Meet" so you'll be in good hands.