A mammogram is a crucial diagnostic tool used in the early detection of breast cancer. This specialized X-ray imaging exam provides detailed images of the breast tissue, allowing healthcare professionals to identify abnormalities and potential signs of cancerous growths. Mammograms are recommended for women over the age of 40 and for those with a family history of breast cancer or other risk factors.
During a mammogram, you will be asked to undress from the waist up and wear a hospital gown. The technologist will position your breast on a specialized platform, which is then compressed by a paddle to spread out the breast tissue. While this compression might cause some discomfort, it ensures clear and accurate images. The specially designed X-ray machine captures images from different angles, and the entire process takes only a few minutes per breast.
At Catalyst Medical Group, our experienced team of technicians is dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive care to every patient. We utilize state-of-the-art mammography equipment, ensuring the highest quality images for accurate diagnosis.
Why Choose Catalyst Medical Group for Your Mammogram?
At Catalyst Medical Group, our dedicated team of surgeons, doctors, and providers at Valley Medical Center and Lewiston Orthopedics collaborates closely with patients to deliver the highest standard of care. We specialize in conducting mammograms and other advanced diagnostic services, ensuring precise and reliable results for informed medical decisions.
To schedule your mammogram or to learn more about our diagnostic services and locations, call (208) 746-1383 for Valley Medical Center.