Dispelling the Myths About Mammography Screening

You have questions and we have answers. Learn about screening and what to expect during your visit.

Comfortable and Personal Experience

For many women, 3D mammography screening means being spared the emotional, practical, and economic toll of additional testing, including biopsies, when there could be nothing wrong.

The experience is comparable to a 2D mammogram. With the latest low dose software, the scan takes less than four seconds, and involves a low dose of radiation that’s comparable to conventional 2D exams and well below the safe level set by the FDA.

Breaking Down Barriers

"Any barrier that’s there, we’ll try and break that by being mobile and going to them," says Lorraine Nowakowski, director of clinical initiatives for FIU’s Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP, a community outreach program that includes the mammography facility and much more. Nowakowski rides the bus out to meet patients and take their information prior to screening. That critical step ensures that FIU staff can follow up with results and contact those whose scans indicate the need for additional services elsewhere, in which case referrals can be made for an MRI, a biopsy or even a visit to an oncologist or a surgeon.

"This is full service," Nowakowski says, "and what that means is that we not only take an x-ray, but we have that continuity of care. It’s our responsibility."

No Time Like the Present

Early detection is the first step to beating breast cancer.
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