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Mammograms

Trust Caldwell UNC Health Care for high-quality mammography delivered by caring professionals who help you feel as comfortable as possible during your exam.

Certified & Accredited Services

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Feel confident you’re receiving safe, high-quality mammography services that meet national standards of care. Caldwell UNC includes facilities that are:

  • Certified by the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA)
  • Accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in Mammography

What’s a Mammogram?

A mammogram is a low-dose X-ray of your breasts. The mammogram equipment briefly compresses your breast between two plates so your doctor can get a clear picture of your breast tissue. Caldwell UNC offers:

  • 2D mammogram – Creates two digital images of each breast
  • 3D mammogram (breast tomosynthesis) – Takes pictures of your breast from multiple angles and creates a 3D image

Mammograms can help find cancer early, including small lumps that you or your doctor may not feel during a self or clinical breast exam.

3D Mammogram Technology

Choose Caldwell UNC for advanced 3D mammography, also known as digital breast tomosynthesis. You’ll benefit from our 3D mammogram technology because it uses X-ray to produce a detailed image of your breast that allows a radiologist to examine breast tissue layer by layer. That means your radiologist can identify areas of concern easier.

Caldwell UNC Mammogram Services

Rely on three Caldwell UNC locations for the mammogram services your doctor recommends, including:

  • 2D screening mammogram – Laurel Park Women’s Health in Lenoir
  • 2D and 3D screening mammograms – Laurel Park Women’s Health in Granite Falls
  • Diagnostic mammograms – Caldwell UNC Health Care Imaging (at the hospital)

Your Care Team

Expect respectful, sensitive care from experienced mammography technologists at Caldwell UNC. Get answers to your questions before and after your test.

Screening Mammograms

Find breast cancer early – before you have any symptoms – with regular, preventive screening mammograms. Your doctor will use this type of mammogram when you don’t have any symptoms, such as breast pain or lumps.

Screening Frequency

The American Cancer Society recommends the following schedule for women with an average risk of breast cancer:

  • Ages 40 to 44 – Start annual mammograms if desired
  • Ages 45 to 54 – Get a mammogram every year
  • Ages 55 and older – Get a mammogram every year or every two years

Women with Breast Cancer Risk Factors

If you’re at high risk for breast cancer, you may benefit from more frequent screenings. Talk to your doctor about the screening schedule that’s right for you.

Diagnostic Mammograms

Your doctor may recommend a diagnostic mammogram if you have symptoms that suggest breast cancer or you get a concerning result on a screening mammogram. Diagnostic mammograms may take longer than screening mammograms. That’s because your care team may take more pictures or zoom in on areas to get pictures that are more detailed.

Experienced, Board-Certified Radiologists

Depend on accurate, high-quality mammogram readings from expert radiologists at Catawba Radiology. Rely on Caldwell UNC and our partnership with these board-certified doctors for the same exceptional services you get from other mammography providers in the Unifour and surrounding area.

Your Mammogram Results

We’ll send the results of your screening mammogram to your primary care provider within 24 hours. Expect your doctor to contact you with the results of your test and recommendations for follow-up care.

Breast Cancer Care

If you receive a breast cancer diagnosis, rely on the expert cancer care team at McCreary Cancer Center (a service of UNC Cancer Care) for comprehensive cancer care. You’ll have access to the best care and treatment options for your type of breast cancer.

Schedule a Mammogram

Ask your doctor to refer you to Caldwell UNC Health Care for your screening mammogram. Depending on the type of mammogram your doctor recommends, you’ll be directed to one of three Caldwell UNC locations:

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