Digital Mammography

A mammogram is an x-ray examination of the breast. As a screening method for early detection of breast cancer, it is one of the most important procedures a woman can have. A mammogram is also used to diagnose cysts or other abnormalities. Screening mammogram appointments can be made with self-referral and do not require a physician's order. The diagnostic mammogram must have a physician's order. If further investigation is needed mammography-guided needle localization and stereotatic breast biopsies are performed at McDonough District Hospital.

Please register in Admitting/Registration 15 minutes prior to your Radiology appointment.

  • Always notify the technologist if you are pregnant, lactating, or have breast implants.
  • Do not wear any perfume, powder, or deodorant from the neck to the waist.
Ask the Mammography Technician about the Woman’s Touch® MammoPad®. This single use breast cushion is available upon request for any woman who is concerned about the discomfort associated with a mammogram. For more information about the MammoPad, click HERE.

Ask about our Mammography Assistance Program (M.A.P.) which provides financial assistance to qualifying patients for screening mammogram. The MDH Patient Financial Services/Credit Office is responsible for determining eligibility for the M.A.P. program and may be reached at 309-836-1528.

The Radiology Department is accredited by The American College of Radiology for Mammography.

For more information, or to schedule a screening mammogram, call 309-836-1550.