Early detection is crucial in the fight against breast cancer. That’s why national guidelines from numerous organizations, including the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging, recommend that women start getting annual mammograms at age 40. Breast cancer that’s found early, before it becomes evident as a lump, is less likely to have spread and is easier to treat successfully. So the best thing you can do for yourself – and the people you love – is to be screened.
The Star and Barry Tobias Women’s Health Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. As such, we provide everything you need to take care of your breast health in a quick, seamless, convenient way.
- The most advanced technology, including digital and 3D mammography
- A supportive team of breast health specialists
- Highly trained radiologists
- An on-site breast surgeon available for consultation
- Results on the same or the next business day
- A relaxing, tranquil environment and cozy heated robes for your comfort
If you’re 40 or older, due for your “routine” mammography screening (12 months since your last normal mammography), and have no symptoms, just make an appointment and come on in. It’s that easy. You will receive your own results either that day or the next day via a phone call. You will also be sent a more detailed report of the findings.
If an abnormality is detected, our nurse navigator will contact your physician or the physician of your choice. If you don’t have one, she will help you find one.
Self-referred routine mammography screenings are covered by most insurances the same way they would be if you had a prescription. Medicaid requires prescriptions for all imaging studies.
It’s important to note, prescriptions are required for any “diagnostic” mammogram. Examples of conditions that fall within the diagnostic category include breast pain, breast lump, nipple discharge, call-back mammogram, follow-up to prior studies, and follow-up to prior biopsies.
To schedule a mammogram, fill out the form on the page or call 732-294-2778.