Brand New to Tuscaloosa - The Radiology Clinic has 3-D Mammography!
Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. The Radiology Clinic now has 3-D Mammography, which is 41% better at detecting invasive breast cancers. Traditional digital mammography takes two-dimensional pictures of the breast, but rather than viewing the breast tissue in 2-D images, our radiologists can now examine the tissue one thin layer at a time, in a sense traveling through the structure of the breast like flipping pages of a book. Fine details are more visible and are less likely to be hidden by overlapping tissue.
Early Detection Makes A Difference
All women can get breast cancer, even those with no family history of the disease.
40 is the age at which women should start getting annual mammograms
37% reduction in breast cancer deaths since mammography screening became widespread in 1990
1 in 6 breast cancers occur in women ages 40-49
3 of 4 women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease or other factors that put them at risk
These statistics are provided by the American College of Radiology.
Why Choose Us For Your Annual Mammogram?
The Radiology Clinic's caring staff recognizes that diagnostic testing can cause apprehension and uneasiness. Our technologists will take the time to explain exactly what you can expect during your mammogram, and someone is always available to assist you with questions or concerns.
We are open from 7am to 7pm Monday through Friday and 8am to noon on Saturdays, and we offer mammograms until 5pm on weekdays and during our Saturday hours. Easily accessible from McFarland Boulevard, we are located just north of the Black Warrior River and ample free parking provides easy access to the clinic.
Depth of Experience
Our board-certified radiologists work with trained technologists to provide a compassionate, expert imaging experience. Radiologists are physicians who have received 4 to 6 years of advanced training after completing their medical degrees. Radiology technologists, who work closely with radiologists, receive 2 to 4 years of training in radiologic technology.
Your referring physician will be provided results 3-4 working days after your examination. You will receive a letter describing the results of your examination within 10 days.
Your safety is one of our top priorities. We are committed to delivering the best medical imaging experience in the world and minimizing your exposure to radiation.
Meet Dr. David A. Smith - One of Our Radiologists
Dr. David Smith, a native of Fort Walton Beach, FL, joined The Radiology Clinic in 2004. He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alabama and a medical degree from The University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham. Dr. Smith completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology and a fellowship in Body Imaging at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Dr. Smith maintains board certification from the American College of Radiology.
“We know you want to have the most accurate exam. That is why we recently upgraded to 3-D mammography at The Radiology Clinic. Traditional mammography produces just two images of each breast, a side-to-side view and a top-to-bottom view. 3-D mammography produces many images of the breast to create a digital 3-dimensional rendering of the internal breast tissue. This allows us to view the breast in 1-millimeter ‘slices’ rather than just the full thickness, which can make invasive breast cancers easier to see. If you have any questions about 3-D mammography or would like to hear more about it, please give us a call.”