Specialty: Digital Mammography

 
 
 

 

 

 Tavares 

1000 Waterman Way
Tavares, FL  32778
Phone: (352) 253-3235

To schedule a mammogram, please call 352.253.3700

 

Florida Hospital Waterman Digital Mammography Services

 

Florida Hospital Waterman is proud to have been named Lake County's only ACR Certified "Breast Imaging Center of Excellence."

Mammography is an x-ray examination of the breast used to detect and diagnose breast disease, primarily in women. The goal of mammography is early detection of breast cancer. Early detection has been shown to reduce mortality, or death, from breast cancer. Very often detection is possible before a lump or mass is able to be felt by touch (palpable).

These units, produced by the company Hologic, offer the latest technology in solid-state detectors which produce images on computer screen rather than x-ray film, allowing the radiologist to observe increased contrast and detail in the tissues. From the patient's perspective, the examination is essentially the same as traditional mammography, including compression of the breast to obtain a quality exam. There is no need to wait for films to be developed, therefore exam times are faster, which means less time spent in the breast imaging suite.