In the phased plan of the internationally recognised S3 guidelines, mammography is in first place with respect to diagnosis of unclear findings on palpation of the breast.
Mammography is still the most widespread method of breast cancer screening.
The advantage of mammography is that even the smallest calcifications can be detected and further diagnosed. Such calcifications (microcalcifications) occur in a large number of breast tumours and can only be detected by means of mammography.
The disadvantage of mammography is that X-rays must be used to produce the images. However, the technological developments in recent years have led to a significant reduction of the exposure to radiation.
Alternative methods, such as a breast MRI, are currently only paid for by private health insurances in Germany, but recent scientific studies show that they achieve an accuracy comparable to mammography. Naturally we also offer this method as a medical service not covered by health plans and paid for by the patient.
The digital mammography which we use permits a high degree of diagnostic reliability with radiation exposure which is as low as possible.