MCMC offers advanced digital mammography services to catch early changes in breast health. With low-dose X-rays, our experienced and specially trained mammography technologists capture images that show lumps, changes in tissue, or calcifications too small to be found by a physical exam.
Mammography is designed to provide early detection of breast cancer and is an integral part of routine health care. Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health.
If it is time to schedule your mammogram, please call 541-298-4000 for an appointment.
In a recent study, digital mammography provided higher quality images more quickly than traditional film mammography in identifying breast cancer in women under 50.
Positron emission tomography (PET imaging or a PET scan), is a type of nuclear medicine imaging.
Known as digital breast tomosynthesis or 3D mammography, this technique creates a three-dimensional picture of the breast. The images allow a radiologist to evaluate the breast layer by layer and reduces the need for being called back for additional testing. Several studies have found that 3D mammograms increase the detection of invasive breast cancer by 30-40% compared to traditional mammography while also reducing the number of false positives.
With this technology, radiologists and physicians can better identify possible abnormalities in the breast at an early stage when they’re easier to treat.
Call 541-506-5714 to find out if you qualify for a free mammogram!