A mammogram is a low dose x-ray of the breast that can find changes too small to be felt by even specially trained examiners. It can detect cancer in its earliest stages, before there is a lump.
Two images are usually taken of each breast-a side view and a view from above. The procedure can usually be completed in less than 30 minutes.
Women with no symptoms of breast cancer should have a screening mammogram every year, starting at age 40. Women with a lump or other symptoms of breast cancer should see a doctor immediately.
Our ACR accredited mammography department has two registered technologists who use a Siemens 3000 Nova system. Our facility provides every woman with Mammopad (a soft foam pad that creates a cushion between you and the mammography machine). We offer screening and diagnostic mammograms, follow up correspondence, and yearly reminders. Call Weatherford Regional Hospital Mammography Department today for more details at (580) 774-4735.