Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women in their lifetime.
Regardless of family history, the two most common risk factors for breast cancer are: 1. Being a woman and 2. Getting older.
StoneSprings Hospital Center offers a comprehensive breast cancer screening mammogram program, combining the latest diagnostic techniques with an experienced team of radiologists and other physicians. Our team understands how sensitive a screening can be and always makes it their priority to deliver a soothing, relaxing experience for patients.
What is mammography?
A mammogram is a digital X-ray of your breasts. Radiologists are able to look at the test results and determine if there is anything abnormal in the breast. If something abnormal is found, a follow-up appointment is scheduled for further analysis.
In addition to the traditional mammogram, StoneSprings Hospital Center also offers breast tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography. During a 3D mammogram, multiple images are taken from a variety of angles, generating a 3-D reconstruction of the breast. This higher quality image allows radiologists to more accurately diagnose potential abnormalities.
Typically, women are advised by their primary care doctors to get annual screening mammograms starting at age 40.
Get more information about mammography, including what to expect and when to call your doctor, at our online Health Library.