Collom & Carney Clinic Association is accredited by the American College of Radiology, and follows its guidelines for breast screenings. All women should have a risk assessment at age 30 to see if they should be screened earlier than age 40. Women with an average risk of breast cancer should begin annual screenings at age 40.
The biggest risk factor is being a woman. White women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than. African-American, Hispanic and Asian women. However, African-American women are more likely to develop more aggressive and advanced breast cancer at an earlier age.
Age is also a risk factor. Your risk of breast cancer increases with age. Your family history and genetics play a role in your chance of getting breast cancer. You have a high risk if a close relative has been diagnosed with the disease. About 10 percent of breast cancer cases are thought to be hereditary. If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, you are three to four times more likely to develop cancer in the other breast or different part of the same breast.
To reduce your risk of breast cancer, maintain your weight, exercise, limit your alcohol consumption, and quit smoking.
It’s an FDA-approved 3D mammography system. A three-dimensional image of the breast is reconstructed from a single scan.
The Senographe Pristina™ is designed with rounded edges. The rounded edges allow for the arm to rest more comfortably as the patient leans. This relaxes a patient’s muscles and provides better-quality images.
The Senographe Pristina™ 3D mammography offers superior imaging for diagnostic accuracy at the lowest patient dose of all FDA-approved digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) systems.
The machine’s ergonomic design reduces physical strain for easier patient positioning during the mammogram.
Mammograms at Collom and Carney Clinic are interpreted by Board Certified Radiologists, including the area’s only fellowship-trained Radiologist. This specialized training allows better insight when working with doctors to assess a patient’s condition and determine the best course of action.
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Texarkana, TX 75503
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