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Breast Imaging

Breast Imaging Services

Mammography Imaging 

St. Elizabeth offers the latest in digital mammography to our patients, delivered by our highly trained, compassionate associates. 

All St. Elizabeth mammography technologists are certified and registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART). They have also taken a post-primary exam to be credentialed in mammography. 

As a designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, St. Elizabeth has been recognized for excellent mammography imaging. We are also accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR). You truly are in expert hands at St. Elizabeth. 

Screening Mammogram 

St. Elizabeth follows the American College of Radiology recommendation of beginning baseline mammograms at age 40. However, if you have a strong family history (sister, mother or daughter) of breast cancer, you should have your mammogram ten years earlier than your loved one’s age at their diagnosis. For example, if a mother is 45 years old when she is diagnosed with breast cancer, the daughter should start screening mammograms when she turns 35. 

Screening mammograms do not require a doctor’s referral. Results are available within a few business days. 

Diagnostic Mammograms 

If your screening mammogram identifies an abnormal area of breast tissue, your doctor will recommend a diagnostic mammogram to take a closer look. Learn more about diagnostic mammograms at St. Elizabeth. 

3D Mammogram

We also offer 3D mammography (also known as tomosynthesis) at St. Elizabeth. This technology uses digital X-rays and computer software, similar to a CT scan, to create a 3D picture of your breast. Your doctor may recommend a 3D mammogram if you have dense breast tissue or if you have a family history of breast cancer. Check with your insurance prior to scheduling a 3D mammogram. 

Visit MyChart or call (859) 655-7400 to learn more or to schedule a mammogram appointment at St. Elizabeth.