MCMC’s Diagnostic Imaging Department offers advanced digital mammography
services to detect early changes in breast health. With low-dose X-rays,
our specially trained and experienced mammography technologists capture
images that detect lumps, changes in tissue or calcifications too small
to be found by physical exam.
MCMC radiologists read each mammogram and provide results to patients and
Mammography is designed to provide early detection of breast cancer and
is an important part of routine healthcare. 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
a timely appointment.
Digital mammography provides better images faster. The technology converts
X-rays to electronic images of the breast, which can be viewed, optimized
and stored on a computer. In a recent study, digital mammography was better
than traditional film mammography in detecting breast cancer in women
under 50 years of age.
Positron emission tomography, also called PET imaging or a PET scan, is
a type of nuclear medicine imaging.
Call 541-506-6418 to find out if you qualify for a free mammogram!