Mammography uses a dedicated digital X-ray machine to capture images of breast tissue. Regular mammograms are important in detecting breast cancer and other breast diseases. Mammograms should be performed annually per American Cancer Society guidelines. Biopsies, needle localizations, and cyst aspirations are done by recommendation of a radiologist. Mammography is often used in collaboration with ultrasound. St. James offers the latest in 3D mammography, which provides clearer images especially for people with dense breast tissue. 3D mammography makes it easier for physicians to detect abnormalities, such as breast cancer and calcifications. To make an appointment at our Womens Imaging & Breast Center, please call
(607) 247-2218. Walk-in mammograms are also welcome.
Screening mammograms are covered by insurance and no co-pay is required. People who are not covered by insurance may contact Cancer Services Program at (607) 385-3933 or (877) 778-6857.