Mammography is one of the best ways to screen for breast cancer. It can find breast cancer that is too small for you or your health care provider to feel. Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and all of the Magee Womencare Centers use digital mammography because of the high quality of the images it produces.
A screening mammogram is performed if you have no symptoms of breast disease.
A diagnostic mammogram is performed if you have:
- Signs or symptoms of breast problems — lumps, pain, a change in skin color or texture, change in size or shape of the breast, nipple discharge or inversion
- A personal history of breast cancer
- A personal history of benign breast disease diagnosed by biopsy, a previous suspicious breast mass or lump
- Large, augmented, or implanted breasts that are difficult to examine
To request a mammogram appointment, call 412-641-4700 or 800-649-4077 (toll-free) to schedule a mammogram at any of our Womancare Centers.
You will be asked to choose a Womancare Center where you would like to schedule your mammography appointment. View a list of our locations.
Appointment availability varies for each location. If you have specific time and day appointment requirements, please allow at least four weeks advance notice to enable us to accommodate your request.