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Golden ray of health - 3D mammography with tomosynthesis

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At the Moj Lab polyclinic, patients have the privilege of being examined on the most sophisticated mammogram, where the examination is devoid of physical discomfort.

MAMMOGRAM - Siemens Brilliant is characterized by an adjusted pressure on the breast, which makes the examination incomparably more comfortable, and enables a pain-free examination.

Short viewing time - in just 5 seconds, only on this device, with a wide angle it gives the best clarity and sharpness of the image. The radiation dose is reduced to a minimum and is equivalent to a 4-hour plane ride.

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What exactly is a mammogram?

It is the most advanced radiological method for detecting breast disease. It is performed on a machine that uses ionizing rays, and the breast is pressed between two plates of the mammography machine.

With tomosynthesis or 3D mammography, the images obtained (from individual 25 layers of tissue) are combined into one three-dimensional image, which gives sharpness and a clearer insight into the breast tissue (tumor changes are more clearly seen, especially those of small dimensions compared to the surrounding glandular tissue).

Tomosynthesis provides special benefits for women with dense breast structure, in which it is difficult to detect tumors in the early stages compared to conventional mammography. At a wide angle, we get fine-layered sections from which a 3D image is then created by software.

This is the reason why the device with 3D mammography with tomosynthesis, owned by Moj Lab, can detect about 30% more breast cancers compared to classic mammography, while the number of false positive findings decreases by about 15%!

Who are candidates for mammography?

  • All women over the age of forty,
  • women with a positive family history of breast cancer in the immediate family,
  • women who are carriers of the BRCA gene,
  • women who have exposed the chest to radiation therapy,
  • women who have developed obesity after menopause,
  • women using hormone therapy,
  • women whose breasts are densely built.
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When and how often is it done?

Mammography is done every two years, sometimes more often, if recommended by a radiologist, depending on the structure of the breasts and risk factors. It is also performed on women with installed implants, without fear of possible damage, on the contrary, it can reveal a problem with the implant, its deformation or cracking.

A mammographic examination can also be performed by breastfeeding women, although the image may be partly unclear due to the milk in the ducts.

If a woman suspects that she is pregnant before the examination, she must notify the radiology technician.

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What does the review look like?

The preparation is very simple and the only restriction is not to put deodorant under the armpit on the day of the examination. It is preferable that the examination is done from the 5th to the 13th day of the cycle, but it is not strictly limited.

The examination itself takes a short time, and the imaging is performed by a radiology technician who places the breast between 2 plates and gently and carefully presses it. Recording takes 5 seconds. Breasts are photographed in 2 projections and after confirming that the obtained image is of good quality, the examination is completed.

The findings are interpreted by the radiologist, who needs to bring previous documentation and/or a CD of earlier examinations (if the patient has it).

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Don't think that "maybe everything is fine". When it comes to health, "maybe" is not an option!

Mr. Sci. Dr. Sanja Čejović, specialist in radiology

Polyclinic Moj Lab,

Dalmatinska Street No. 30

Contact phone number 19989