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Next month, we celebrate Mother’s Day and to commemorate this day Diagnóstica Social has a special offer on Mammograms, Sonomammograms, and Bone densitometry so that everyone can afford to get themselves checked.
A sonomammogram is a sonogram that is performed in addition to the mammogram (x-ray of breast tissue) for better breast cancer detection. It is a breast ultrasound that is a non-invasive procedure to assess the breasts and the blood flow to areas inside it. It is recommended that women over 40 years of age have a mammogram every year. Although women under 40 are considered ‘low risk’ and some doctors claim that mammograms do not work on younger women, as the breast tissue is less dense, younger women can still have these tests to be sure!
Bone densitometry, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry or DEXA, is commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis and to assess an individual’s risk for developing fractures. It is a simple, quick and noninvasive exam and requires little to no special preparation. DEXA bone density testing is the most accurate method available for the diagnosis of osteoporosis and is also considered an accurate estimator of fracture risk.
Diagnóstica Social, which can be found inside Central Romana, next to the main Central Romana Hospital/medical center, is offering Mammograms and Sonomammograms services every day for the whole month of October. To accommodate you, even more, you can call in and schedule an appointment! If you don’t have insurance you only have to pay RD$500 and if you do, you do not have to pay the difference!!
Don’t forget to take some time off your busy schedule and get checked! Remember, early detection is key in treating any health issue!