Early detection is crucial when it comes to increasing the chances of surviving breast cancer, a disease that 1 out of 8 women face during their lifetimes. The American Cancer Society and other respected medical groups recommend that annual mammograms should be part of a woman's health maintenance plan once they turn the age of 40. Following you'll find information about mammograms in Jupiter, Florida that offer advanced detection, the best way to fight breast cancer.

Digital Mammograms

Conducted in women with a history of breast cancer or who are encountering new symptoms, digital mammograms are also used if the radiologist spots an abnormality during a screening mammogram. In many instances, distinctive images include magnification to make a hard to see area of suspect breast tissue easier to examine.

3D Mammography

3D mammography (Tomosynthesis) is a new, innovative, advanced breast screening option, a technology that can uncover breast abnormalities that can't be seen by traditional mammograms, making it possible for physicians to discover breast cancer earlier on. Similar to a conventional mammogram, tomosynthesis, while taking an image of the breast, doesn't produce a flat image; it actually reconstructs images of the breast tissue images into 3D images, presenting an easier to read, layer by layer view. Not only can these advanced detection mammograms in Jupiter, Florida detect cancer early on, but the women that choose 3D mammography aren't called back as often for additional screenings and experience fewer false positives, meaning much needed peace of mind.

Tomosynthesis is particularly effective when detecting breast cancer in women with dense breasts, being able to find cancers hidden behind less fatty tissue. Approximately 40% of women in the U.S. have dense breast tissue.

Breast cancer treatments have come a long way over the last two decades, and Dr. Rimmer, has an extensive amount experience, focusing on breast health, including but not limited to advanced detection mammograms in Jupiter, Florida. Give our office a call today (561.748.1242) to make an appointment for a consultation in our office in Jupiter, with a renown general surgeon who is known for his highly skilled, compassionate care.