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, visit www.biolucent.com
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.