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The Difference Between Breast Ultrasounds & Mammograms

Have you ever wondered why doctors don’t just use ultrasounds instead of mammograms for screening? Today’s Medical Arts Radiology blog talks about why.

How to Help a Friend with Breast Cancer

Breast cancer affects so many more than just the person who has it — it affects their friends, families, and coworkers.

Surprising Things That Can Aid Breast Cancer Treatment

A breast cancer diagnosis has the power to turn a woman’s life completely upside down. It can leave her feeling scared, shocked, and most often, powerless. But in addition to tried and true treatment methods, like chemotherapy and surgery, there are many things a woman can do to improve the effectiveness of her treatment.

All About Pure Mammography - A Division of Medical Arts

Earlier this year, PURE Mammography, a division of Medical Arts Radiology, opened its doors to the world as the first of its kind breast imaging facility.

The 7 Ways You Can Best Prevent Breast Cancer

Today, breast cancer affects one in eight women — that’s nearly 12 percent of the U.S. population. And unlike many years ago, it’s affecting many more women (roughly 85 percent of new cases) with no family history of the disease.

Breast Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall, Thanks to Early Detection

The American Cancer Society recently reported that from 1989 to 2015, the number of deaths caused by breast cancer has declined nearly 40 percent. That translates to more than 322,000 averted deaths.

5 Signs of Breast Cancer You May Not be Looking For

One of the main signs of breast cancer in women (and many men) is a lump. For years, doctors have urged women to check themselves for lumps, in addition to their regularly scheduled mammograms. But is a lump the only way to detect breast cancer, aside from a mammogram? New studies suggest, no.

Spotlight On: Digital Mammography

In just 60 years, the technology behind breast imaging, and mammograms specifically, has come a long way. In the 1960s, radiologists performed mammograms by laying a flat x-ray machine against a woman’s chest. Decades later, radiologists discovered that compressing a woman’s breast between two x-ray machines gave a more detailed picture, and the standard mammogram was born. Now, years later, radiologists are benefiting from digital mammograms.

FAQs - Mammograms

For those who may be nervous to get their mammogram - knowing what to expect may help you go through the process more smoothly. Take a few minutes to read this list of the most frequently asked questions regarding mammograms.

#MammoTalk Recap

In case you missed it, earlier this week the Society of Breast Imaging hosted a #MammoTalk with breast imaging experts to provide some much needed clarity about mammography. Here are some of our key takeaways from the discussion: