3D Screening Mammography (Tomosynthesis) performed in-office for your convenience
COVID-19 Vaccine Notice
Some women who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 have experienced swelling of the lymph nodes under the arm in which the vaccine is given. This is a totally normal immune response. Swelling should recede within a few days — weeks at most. Why is this important? Your breast radiologist will look for any signs of change in the area, and that includes swollen lymph nodes. When only one side is swollen, this can be a rare indicator of breast cancer.
If you have appointments scheduled for your COVID vaccine and a mammogram, we recommend keeping your vaccine appointment in place. Try to reschedule your mammogram for a time before you receive your first vaccination or at least four weeks after your second dose. If this is not possible or you are likely to wind up being months late getting a mammogram, keep both appointments instead. Annual screenings save lives…but so does the COVID-19 vaccination.
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.
2…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.
3…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.
4…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.
Did you know…
Major healthcare organizations like the American College of Radiology, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure advise that every woman over age 40 (or earlier with family history of breast cancer) have an annual screening mammogram.
A screening 3D mammogram greatly increases chances of detecting most anomalies at their earliest stage. That’s why our practice subscribes to these recommendations and offers in-office 3D mammography to all of our patients.
The chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer increases with age – 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
Most experts in women’s health agree with having a mammogram at 40+ years of age. That is still the gold standard for breast health.
Call us today at (501) 664-4131 to schedule your next annual Well Woman exam and in-office 3D screening mammogram.
We are dedicated to advancements in women’s health to ensure all of our patients get the best care possible.