Digital mammography is the use of a phosphor plate, rather than film, to view mammography images.
The Magee-Womens Breast Cancer Program uses digital mammography to enhance the breast images when dense breast tissue may be obscuring tumors, such as in:
- Younger women
- Women who have had radiation
- Women who have had hormone replacement therapy
Digital mammography may offer a higher degree of accuracy in identifying tumors and other breast abnormalities for these women.