• Mammography Summit Health Imaging Services

Summit Health uses advanced digital technology for mammograms, which provides a detailed, x-ray picture of the breast. This image allows your doctor to see any changes in your breast tissue that could not be felt during a clinical breast exam.  For your comfort during the mammogram, we use the MammoPad® breast cushion.

Why the Test is Performed

Mammography is performed to screen women to detect early breast cancer when it is more likely to be cured. Mammograms are also used for detecting and evaluating breast abnormalities and disease symptoms.

General guidelines for early detection of breast cancer:

  • Age 20 and older - do a self breast exam monthly
  • Age 20 to 40 - schedule a clinical breast exam every 3 years and do a self breast exam monthly
  • Age 40 and older - schedule mammograms every year, do monthly self breast exams and schedule yearly clinical exams
  • If you have a family history of breast cancer

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Hear from Our Patients

At Summit Health, we believe that one of the best ways to give great care is by hearing from our patients. Read and enjoy some of our grateful patient stories!

"Mammograms save lives, please don’t wait."

"I’m here today because of a mammogram. Don’t wait!"

"Mammograms save lives. Had I not gotten my mammogram, I might not be here today."

"I can’t stress the importance of getting your mammogram. Seriously, don’t even think about it, just get it done."

"It has almost been 10 years since my diagnosis – and I’m still getting my mammogram every year."

"If I hadn’t been in the habit of getting yearly mammograms, who knows what would have happened to me."