Digital mammography allows radiologists to electronically manipulate
the digital images, potentially saving patients from undergoing
additional views and therefore additional radiation; these views
are sometimes necessary to make a diagnosis. The ability to manipulate
the digital images could potentially improve the sensitivity of
mammography especially in women with dense breast tissue.
In 2001, the Breast Center became the first facility in New Jersey
to offer the breakthrough technology of full-field digital mammography.
Digital mammography is a system where x-ray film is replaced by solid-state
detectors that convert x-rays into electric signals.
can only be legally performed in facilities that are certified
by the American College of Radiology. Additionally, the Jacqueline
M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center, which became fully digital
in 2008, has maintained an unparalled record of excellence since
certification became available through ACR.
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