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Mammomat Revelation

A mammogram built to be better.

Greater detection. Less squeeze. A more comfortable exam.

Early Detection is Critical – Get Checked!

Breast cancer does not always present symptoms. Many physicians recommend an annual screening to help find cancer early, when the tumor may still be small and the risk of it spreading is lower.

The American Cancer Society encourages women over 45 with average cancer risk to get a mammogram every year. At age 55, you can transition to every other year. Even at 40, women can ask for a screening and be confident in the results.

Early detection is helping women realize better outcomes. More than 3.1 million women are breast cancer survivors. Advances in early detection technology like 3D mammography are fueling the drive.

Your best chance to be a survivor is early detection. One of your best tools is the 3D mammogram delivered on MAMMOMAT Revelation with Wide-angle Breast Tomosynthesis.

Comfort is just the beginning

Every woman is different, so we wanted a mammography system as unique as our patients. We chose the Siemens Healthineers MAMMOMAT Revelation mammography system because it makes comfort personal. The MAMMOMAT Revelation automatically compresses only as long as your breast is soft and pliable. This means exactly the right amount of compression is used for your breast. The system’s soft-edges and shape fit your breast’s curves, so comfort is there right from the start. While you remain comfortable, your doctor is getting high-quality 3D images thanks to the system’s unique wide-angle technology. This makes it easier to find small areas of concern with greater accuracy.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Will the exam with the MAMMOMAT Revelation be different?
    • It should feel more comfortable! But other than that, it is the same. Your technologist will help position you at the system and explain what you need to do. I have dense breasts.
  • Is MAMMOMAT Revelation right for me?
    • Yes! MAMMOMAT Revelation is right for every type of breast tissue. It is also the first system to offer automated breast density measurement during the mammogram to maximize your personalized care.
  • Is MAMMOMAT Revelation a 3D mammogram?
    • MAMMOMAT Revelation is actually the next generation of 3D mammography because it features a wide-angle, high-definition technology that captures more detail. This helps uncover abnormalities that might otherwise be hidden by breast tissue.
  • How do I prepare for a MAMMOMAT Revelation exam?
    • You don’t have to do anything differently. On the day of your mammogram, you should not wear any deodorant on your underarms or lotion on your torso because these can interfere with the quality of your images. Remember to schedule your exam when your breasts are the least likely to be tender.

When Should You Get Your Mammogram?

These guidelines are for women at average risk for breast cancer. For screening purposes, a woman is considered to be at average risk if she doesn’t have a personal history of breast cancer, a strong family history of breast cancer, or a genetic mutation known to increase risk of breast cancer (such as in a BRCA gene), and has not had chest radiation therapy before the age of 30. (See below for guidelines for women at high risk.)

  • Women between 40 and 44 have the option to start screening with a mammogram every year.
  • Women 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year.
  • Women 55 and older can switch to a mammogram every other year, or they can choose to continue yearly mammograms. Screening should continue as long as a woman is in good health and is expected to live at least 10 more years.
  • All women should understand what to expect when getting a mammogram for breast cancer screening – what the test can and cannot do.

Clinical breast exams are not recommended for breast cancer screening among average-risk women at any age.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, call (337) 943-7107.

Opelousas General Health System & Dr. Gerald E. Posner Center for Women’s Health

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