Eldoret Hospital Limited has installed a mammography machine and now the price of mammogram is affordable. So far mammography is the most reliable method for breast screening and early diagnosis of breast cancer. To allow the service to be accessible to all women, we now accept walk-ins for routine check-up on women above 40years of age.
Privacy is maintained by having only radiographers to perform the examination. Mammograms are used as a screening tool to detect early breast cancer in women experiencing no symptoms and to detect and diagnose breast disease in women experiencing symptoms such as a lump, pain or nipple discharge.
The Digital Mammogram also know as Full- Field Digital Mammography (FFDM) is a mammography system in which the x- ray film is replaced by solid state detectors that convert x-ray into electrical signals. The electrical signals are used to produce images of the breast that can be seen on a computer screen or printed on a special film similar to the conventional mammograms.
In a Computer Aided Detection (CAD) system, the computer aided software searches for abnormal areas of density, mass or clarification that may indicate the presence of cancer. The CAD system highlights these areas in the images and this helps the radiologist to go for further analysis.