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Mammography

Family Health Care, Oncology, Orthopedics, OB Health Services: Caribou, ME

Cary is Excited to Feature the Latest in Mammography Technology

The new system designed to make mammograms easier on you

Compression is key to getting a good mammogram. It prevents movement that can lead to blurred images. Compression spreads out the normal dense tissue of your breast, making it easier for radiologists to see through it and detect abnormalities. And, the more a breast is compressed, the less radiation exposure will be needed. Compression is important, but it doesn’t have to be painful anymore.

We chose the Siemens Healthineer’s MAMMOMAT Revelation mammography system because it makes comfort personal. Every woman is different so the MAMMOMAT Revelation automatically compresses only as long as your breast is soft and pliable. This means you get exactly the right amount of compression for your breast type without losing any accuracy. The system’s soft- edges and shape fits your breast’s curves so comfort is there right from the start.

MAMMOMAT Revelation provides a better experience and more diagnostic information.
Comfort is just the beginning when you have a MAMMOMAT Revelation exam. Your doctor is also getting high-quality 3D images thanks to the system’s unique wide-angle technology. This makes it easier to find small cancers with greater accuracy. It also means fewer false positives and callbacks for re-examination (because unnecessary exams are a pain too!).

Early detection is key!

Call your primary care provider to make an appointment for your mammogram today. 

 Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is MAMMOMAT Revelation a 3D mammogram?
    Mammomat Revelation is actually the next generation of 3D mammography because it features a wide-angle, high-definition technology that captures more detail. This helps uncover abnormalities that might otherwise be hidden by breast tissue.
  • Will the exam with the MAMMOMAT Revelation be different?
    It should feel more comfortable! But other than that, it is the same. Your technologist will help position you at the system and explain what you need to do.
  • I have dense breasts. Is MAMMOMAT Revelation right for me?
    Yes! MAMMOMAT Revelation is right for every type of breast tissue. It is also the first system to offer automated breast density measurement during the mammogram to maximize your personalized care.
  • How do I prepare for a MAMMOMAT Revelation exam?
    You don’t have to do anything differently. On the day of your mammogram you should not wear any deodorant on your underarms or, perfume or lotion on your torso because these can interfere with the quality of your images. And remember it’s a great idea to schedule your exam when your breasts are the least likely to be tender.