The Breast Center at IASO Thessaly aims at breast cancer early diagnosis and treatment, and it has the capability of performing examinations with no undue delays: mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and clinical examination by experienced physicians - experts in breast diseases. The Department collaborates with specialized breast surgeons for surgical treatment and reconstruction.
DEPARTMENT OF DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY (DR)
It is equipped with the most modern digital low dose radiation mammography machine -one of the few in Greece.
The Department’s digital mammography machine features:
- A pioneering 25-detector system
- Top image quality
- The lowest radiation dose
- 25-megapixels high resolution
- No technical errors or electronic noises.
All digital mammographies are analyzed on the computer-aided detection system (CAD-stream), which further enhances the diagnostic capability of the examination and minimizes diagnostic errors.
BONE DENSITY MEASUREMENT (BDM)
Bone Density Measurement (BDM) is non invasive technology used to measure bone mass. The examination is indicated in women over 40 years of age, and after menopause onset. Also, bone mass measurement may be useful in patients with or without brittle bone disease (osteogenesis imperfecta, OI) for the assessment of fracture risk, and evaluation of the treatment outcome.
At IASO Thessaly, BDM is carried out with a machine that is specially designed for this purpose, which applies dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). This technique is the fasted method currently available, delivering the least radiation dose. The examination results are readily available, while new results can be compared to old ones to help physicians decide on the progress of the applied treatment.