Gammagram is the next step after a questionable mammogram. The first steps in breast health care are self-exam, clinical breast exam and mammogram. While mammography remains the primary method of early detection, diagnostic challenges can occur due to the complexity of the breast tissue. Therefore, there are times when additional testing is necessary. Alegent Creighton Health Midlands Hospital offers a breast imaging technique, known as Gammagram, that can aid in diagnosis when a mammogram is inconclusive. Used as a secondary tool following a traditional mammogram, the Gammagram images can help the Radiologist determine if an area of concern is cancerous or not.
Gammagram is especially designed for patients who have:
- Dense breast tissue
- Suspicious areas on a mammogram
- Lumps that can be felt, but not seen with mammography or ultrasound
- Breast augmentation
- Scarring from previous surgeries