The American Cancer Society recommends that women begin screening mammograms at age 40. Mammography is an X-ray examination of the breast that is used as a preventive tool to detect and diagnose breast disease in women including those who have breast problems such as a lump, pain, or nipple discharges.
Mammograms allow detection of the following diseases and conditions before they can be detected by a clinical breast exam:
- Breast cancers
- Benign tumors
- Fibroid disease
Digital mammography replaces X-ray film with detectors that capture images in computer code, producing brighter, crisper images of the breast on a computer screen. Digital mammography utilizes CAD (computer-aided detection) technology and is more effective than film mammography in screening patients who are under age 50, or patients of any age with dense breast tissue. Digital mammography provides several advantages to film mammography including better resolution, easier to read scans and increased accuracy.
Mobile 3-D Mammography
The Methodist Mobile 3-D Mammography coach offers the area’s first and only 3-D mobile mammograms. Our mission is to take this lifesaving technology to underserved neighborhoods, community centers and local businesses.
Learn more about scheduling the Methodist Mobile 3-D Mammography coach.
If your workplace is not hosting the Methodist Mobile 3-D Mammography coach, schedule your appointment at one of our five Metro area locations.
Recognized for quality care
Accredited by the American College of Radiology
Methodist Hospital's mammography service is accredited by the American College of Radiology and approved by the FDA.
Consumer Choice Award
Methodist Perinatology received a 5-Star Award from Professional Research Consultants for excellent patient ratings of overall quality of care.