12th March 2020
We are pleased to announce the start of Mammography services which is a part of our Radiology Department. Mammography machine is donated to us by Rotary Club of Queens Necklace, Mumbai South and was inaugurated on 12th March 2020
Mammography - Why and How ?
Breast cancer is ranked number one cancer among the adult Indian female population especially in the urban and metropolitan regions (ICMR-PBCR data). In the rural areas it is ranked second after cancer of uterine cervix.Hence early detection of breast cancer through screening is the only means to reduce the burden of morbidity and mortality in our women.Xray Mammography serves as an excellent screening method for this purpose. It is a specialised radiological examination of the female breasts using a dedicated Mammographic Xray machine.
About our Mammography System :
It is an analog mammographic X-ray system manufactured by Metatronica (Italy) which is suitable only for screening purpose. The images are reproduced by using Mammography compatible CR system. The mammography machine uses Smart µPress compression system Motor-driven adjustable force and manual compression by means of a double rotary control, ensures optimal compression of the breast with minimal discomfort to the patient. Based on the specifc density of the breast to be examined, the exclusive FTSE function automatically adjusts the optimal force to be applied.