Mammography plays a central part in early detection of breast cancers because it can show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them. Current guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommend screening mammography every year for women, beginning at age 40. Research has shown that annual mammograms lead to early detection of breast cancers when they are most curable and breast-conservation therapies are available.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) adds that women who have had breast cancer and those who are at increased risk due to a genetic history of breast cancer should seek expert medical advice about whether they should begin screening before age 40 and about the frequency of screening.
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.
Mammography saves lives. One of them could be yours.
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.
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