A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast tissue, which doctors use to determine changes in breast tissue or detect early stages of breast cancer.
Mammograms can be performed on either women or men, and can take up to two hours to complete.
3D Mammography, an imaging procedure using low-energy x-rays, creates 3D images of the breasts.
Board-certified radiologists at Magee-Womens Imaging use the latest, state-of-the-art digital technology for mammograms.
Digital mammography is similar to a traditional mammogram except it collects x-ray images on a digital detector and stores them on a computer, rather than using film.
There are two types of mammograms: screening and diagnostic.
A screening mammogram is performed if you have no symptoms of breast disease.
A diagnostic mammogram is performed if you have:
Once the exam is complete, your board-certified radiologist will interpret the images with you.
Generally, mammograms are extensive enough for doctors to determine a diagnosis, however some people may require further testing, such as breast biopsies or ultrasound scans.
Call 412-641-4700 or toll-free 1-800-649-4077 to schedule a mammogram at any of our conveniently located Magee-Women's Imaging Centers.