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Digital Mammography


Mammograms are used as a screening tool to detect early breast cancer in women experiencing no symptoms and to detect and diagnose breast disease in women experiencing symptoms such as a lump, pain or nipple discharge.

 

Current Guidelines

Current guidelines from the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommend screening mammography every year for women, beginning at age 40.

 

Our Equipment 

The newly acquired Digital Mammography unit equipped with Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) gives Bertrand Chaffee Hospital the best technology for diagnosing breast cancer.  CAD is an advance in the field of breast imaging. If the computer software detects any breast abnormalities or "regions of interest" on the mammogram image, it marks them. The Radiologist can then review the images to determine whether the marked areas are suspicious and require further examination.

 

Accreditation

Our facility is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the FDA.

 

Preparation for Mammography:

  • Do not wear deodorant, talcum powder or lotion under your arms or on your breasts on the day of the exam. These can appear on the mammogram as calcium spots.
  • Describe any breast symptoms or problems to the technologist performing the exam.
  • If possible, obtain prior mammograms and make them available to the radiologist at the time of the current exam.

 

FAQ's

  

Do I have to bring any paperwork with me to my appointment?

Yes, a prescription from your physician is required for Mammography.

Also a Mammography questionnaire must be filled out at the time of your exam.  Please click here to download the questionnaire.  Please print, complete and bring with you on the day of your appointment.

 

Do I need an appointment?

Yes an appointment is necessary for your Mammogram. We offer day and evening appointments for your busy schedules.  The newly renovated Mammography suite enhances your visit.

 

Will I get my results right away?

After your Mammogram is complete, the technologist will view the images with the Radiologist.  You will be given a written report from the Radiologist, and a typed report will be sent to your physician to discuss the results further with you.  If your appointment is in the evening, the written report will be sent to you by mail.

 

If you have any questions concerning your Mammogram, please feel free to ask your physician or members of the Imaging staff.

 

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday  8:00am – 3:00pm

Tuesday, Thursday   8:00am – 8:00pm

 

Contact Information:

Phone:  (716) 592-8169

Fax:      (716) 592-8117

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Contact Info

222-224 East Main Street
Springville, NY 14141-1443
(716) 592-2871

Heart Center 592-9644

Primary Care Center 592-8140