A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast, using specialized equipment and technology, to detect lumps or abnormalities before they can be felt during physical examinations. Both the American Cancer Society and the American College of Radiology recommend that women have a baseline screening mammogram between the ages of 35 and 40 and once a year after age 40.

Though patients are exposed to a very low dose of radiation, this technique provides the sharpest images of the inner structures of the breast for early detection of breast cancer—in short, it saves lives.

The Radiology Center at T.J. Samson Community Hospital offers the highest-quality mammography and specialized diagnostic evaluations; a multidisciplinary staff expert works with each patient individually to meet to address any concerns and to answer questions. While each staff member is highly trained to ensure proper, accurate results, they also take great care to treat each patient with dignity and respect; patients’ privacy and comfort remains a top priority. 

The Women's Center at the T.J. Health Pavilion now offers 3D Mammography3D Mammography is an extraordinary breakthrough in cancer screening and detection.  Our new breast tomosynthesis system delivers greater clarity.  This innovative new technology allows doctors to see breast tissue detail in a way never before possible to help find breast cancer at its earliest stages, when it is most treatable.  And, it has been proven to reduce the need to follow-up breast exams.