Mammograms can help diagnose breast cancer early, often when it is most treatable.
Services & Treatments
Screening mammography - Routine screening mammograms are pictures of the breasts, two on each side. These mammograms are done on a yearly basis. Screening mammograms are done on patients that are asymptomatic (without any problems) at the Hudson Hospital Imaging Center
Diagnostic mammography - A diagnostic mammogram is different. It involves specialized pictures, an onsite radiologist, and potentially other services offered that day. This evaluation may be recommended for changes in the breast found by yourself, your provider or seen on imaging. Diagnostics are done at the Breast Health Center at Lakeview Hospital.
Make an Appointment
Same-day mammogram available!
Did you know that you can get a mammogram the same-day as another doctor's appointment? Tell your provider that you would like a mammogram and they can get you in before or after your regular appointment. Call 715-531-6437.
Breast Health Facts
Did you know?
- 54% of the breast cancers diagnosed within the Lakeview Health were found by palpable mass (by self-exam or by a provider) for the years 2003-2006
- 31% were found by an abnormal mammogram
- Excluding cancer of the skin, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, accounting for nearly 1 in 3 cancers diagnosed in US women
- A woman living in the US has a 13.2%, or 1 in 8, lifetime risk of developing breast cancer
Does mammography make a difference in breast cancer prevention?
Numerous randomized trials and population-based evaluations of screening mammography have clearly shown that early detection of breast cancer through mammography greatly improved treatment options, the chances for successful treatment, and survival. (Source: American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Facts and Figures, 2005-2006)
Digital mammography takes an electronic image of the breast and stores it directly in a computer, allowing the recorded data to be enhanced, magnified, or manipulated for further evaluation. Film (analog) mammography units use film to both capture and display the image. The sensitivity of film (analog) mammography is somewhat limited, particularly in women with dense breasts (a population at higher risk for breast cancer). (Source: National Cancer Institute, DMIST Trial, NEJM Online, September 16, 2005).
Ready to schedule your mammogram?
Please call Hudson Hospital Imaging Center at 715-531-6437.
Learn about the Breast Health Center at Lakeview Hospital.