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 from the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommend screening mammography every year for women, beginning at age 40.
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.
Our facility is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the FDA.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00am – 3:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday 8:00am – 8:00pm
Phone: (716) 592-8169
Fax: (716) 592-8117
222-224 East Main Street
Springville, NY 14141-1443