Mammography
  • Mammography  

    Mammography is a low-dose X-ray used to examine breast tissue.

    Successful treatment of breast cancer is often linked to early detection. The American Cancer Society recommends a screening mammogram every year for women beginning at the age of 40. Women who have had breast cancer, or those with a family history of breast cancer, should talk with their physician about screening recommendations.

    Screening mammography is used to find breast changes in women who have no signs or symptoms of a problem.

    Diagnostic mammography is used to investigate suspicious breast changes, such as a breast lump, breast pain, an unusual skin appearance, nipple thickening or nipple discharge. It also is used when it is hard to get a screening mammogram because of breast implants, for example.

    Breast Care at St. John's 

    ACR-Center-of-Excellence The American College of Radiology awarded St. John's its Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation