What is a mammogram?
A mammogram is a woman’s number one defense against breast cancer. During a mammogram, the breasts are examined under a low dose x-ray. A specialized medical image is created that allows your doctor to see inside the breast. This provides a means to detect any masses or abnormalities that could be a sign of breast cancer before you experience any signs of symptoms. Early detection saves lives, which is why this procedure is crucial for women.
Who needs to get one?
Mammograms are necessary for women over 40, as well as younger women who have a family history of breast or other cancers. Prior to getting mammograms, self breast exams and annual breast exams should be done, and a mammogram can be prescribed sooner if anything stands out as needing to be examined further.
How often do I need one?
Along with regular self breast exams to notice any changes or lumps, a mammogram should be done annually.
3D Mammography (Tomosynthesis)
We take great pride in providing unsurpassed women’s health expertise, compassionate medical professionals and staff, unrivaled equipment and technology, and a commitment to consistently delivering exceptional care to every patient. Our in-office 3D Mammography suite is another step in offering our patients the most advanced healthcare available to women.
These benefits are the cornerstone of our in-office 3D mammography suite – allowing every patient the ability to have her mammogram performed at the same time and location as her annual exam.
Our in-office 3D mammography service allows you to have your annual screening mammogram as part of your annual Well Woman exam or during any appointment. This allows the convenience of one location, with results that go directly to your provider.
Privacy and Comfort
Our mammography suite offers comfort, discretion, and modesty. We work with one patient at a time. There is no sitting in a crowded waiting room while partially disrobed or the need to walk in common/public areas. Our changing rooms are spacious, clean and just steps away from our state-of-the-art equipment.
Continuity of Care
Your entire mammography experience is monitored by your provider – in the same location your medical records, reports, and images are maintained and managed. If any follow-up work is required from a screening mammogram, our providers are informed and monitor your progress through any additional steps that are required.
Board-Certified (Some Fellowship-Trained) Radiologists
We work with only the most highly credentialed breast care specialists who interpret all of the mammograms performed in our suite. They meet our exacting standards in terms of education and experience in breast health imaging and interpretation. Exam results are most often available to your provider within 48 hours.
We employ only the most experienced breast imaging technologists who are registered, certified, and continually advance their medical education. They are knowledgeable and gentle and guide every patient through the entire exam.
Our mammography suite offers the very best 3D mammography equipment and peripherals available in the market today. It is manufactured by one of the few global leaders in women’s health technology and has an exceptional and consistent record of performance and clarity.
Almost all insurance companies cover 3D mammograms. However, insurance plans vary so we advise all patients to check their specific plan details.