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Mammography

Digital and 3D Mammography

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A mammogram is an important step in taking care of yourself. The American Cancer Society recommends women age 40 and over get a mammogram every year, along with a breast exam by a doctor or nurse. And all women, no matter their age, need to let their doctor know about any changes to their breasts.

Whether you’re a mammogram newbie or a veteran, the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health is making it even easier to get this important screening.

Digital and 3D Mammography. Patients can have a digital mammogram or three-dimensional (3D) image of the breast  for earlier detection of breast cancer.

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  • Digital Mammography takes an electronic image of the breast and stores it directly in a computer. Digital mammograms are better at detecting breast cancer in women with dense breasts, or who are pre-or peri-menopausal than traditional mammography. Patients can bring their old films in and we will scan and transfer them at no charge to the digital format for easy comparison. Although compression of the breasts is still important when performing digital mammography, the compression paddles are warmer and more flexible, which ultimately provide women with a more comfortable experience.
  • 3D Mammography, or breast tomosynthesis, uses advanced imaging technology to produce a three-dimensional image of the breast. When combined with digital mammography using the same scanner, breast tomosynthesis takes multiple images and reconstructs them to create a 3D view of the entire breast. This is especially helpful for individuals with dense breasts as it provides a greater precision in pinpointing size, shape and location of any abnormalities.

Personal Attention. From the moment you arrive (and valet park) at Silver Cross, you are treated with the utmost concern. Our spa-like environment has private dressing and exam rooms. Mammograms are performed by female technicians who know your time is valuable so we will have you in and out quickly—usually within 30 minutes or less. To put your mind at ease, screening mammography results are just a phone call away through a special 24-hour hotline. And if you need additional testing, Silver Cross’ dedicated nurse navigator can help you coordinate the next steps in your care, which may include a diagnostic mammogram, breast ultrasound, or stereotactic breast biopsy. Because of this attention to detail, the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health ranks in the Top 1% in the U.S. for patient satisfaction according to Press Ganey.

No Order? No Problem! For your convenience, you no longer need an order from your primary care physician for your annual screening mammogram. However, if you have noticed a change in your breasts or have a history of lumps or cancer, you will need to contact your physician before scheduling your mammogram. Your doctor may request specific breast images. If you don’t have a regular physician, contact our free Physician Referral Service.

Discounts at Local Businesses. It is important to Silver Cross that you take care of yourself, therefore we reward women who get their annual mammogram with valuable discounts at over 100 local businesses through our free I Matter™ program. Not already a member? Sign-up today for free. You will receive your discount card at the time of your mammography appointment.

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