Mammography utilizes low dose x-rays to obtain exceptional quality images of the breast. Screening mammography is a routine procedure for the early detection of breast cancer and should begin at age 40 unless there is a history of breast cancer in your family. This should be discussed with your primary care provider.
We offer digital mammography, a technology which produces a highly detailed image of the breast. Computer Aided Detection (CAD) is used in conjunction with your mammogram to more closely examine a specific area when abnormalities such as a lump or calcification has been found.
What to Expect
When having a mammogram, you will be asked to change into a clinic gown. You will be standing while the technologist positions you to obtain the best image. Your breast is placed on the flat surface of the mammography unit. Compression is applied to the breast and an image is taken. This may cause minimal discomfort that only lasts for a few seconds.
The technologist will reposition you to obtain the remainder of the images required to complete your exam. Your exam will take approximately 30 minutes. There are a few special instructions you will need to follow prior to the procedure. You will receive this information when you schedule your appointment.