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Your mammogram: Start this good health habit in 2019!

A great team, the latest technology, convenient parking with free validation - at UMC, we make mammograms easy.

To schedule an appointment, call 504.229.6844.

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Self-Referral Criteria:

For women age 40 and over without a current breast problem, no doctor's order is needed.

The American College of Radiology recommends yearly mammograms for patients 40 years and older.

What is a Mammogram?

A mammogram is way to look at your breast using X-rays. It is used to find and diagnose breast ... disease in women. Your healthcare provider may order a mammogram if you have a breast problem such as a lump, pain or discharge. Learn more in our health library.

Breast Health and Preventive Care

Finding breast cancer early is the main goal of routine breast care. That's why it's so important to follow this plan for preventive care. Finding problems early gives you the best chance of successful treatment. Routine care can also help find other noncancerous or benign conditions, too. Learn more in our health library.

Frequently Asked Questions: Mammograms

What are the benefits of screening mammography? When is the best time for your mammogram? Are there risks? What should you expect during the screening? Find the answers to these and other questions.

Mammogram Quiz

Test your knowledge of what steps to take to catch breast cancer in the early stages with our quiz.

Click the image below to watch video:
Breast Biopsy video screenshot
Biopsy If you have a lump in your breast or a suspicious area on your mammogram or ultrasound, your health care provider may recommend a breast biopsy. Click here to view the video.

Mammogram Podcast

Detailed information on mammogram, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care. Click here to listen.

Now Available: 3D Mammography

UMC also offers 3D mammography, a revolutionary screening and diagnostic breast imaging tool. Called breast tomosynthesis, 3D mammography takes multiple images of the entire breast. It allows our radiologists to see through layers of tissue and examine areas of concern from all angles.

Benefits can include:

  • Earlier detection of small breast cancers that may be hidden during digital mammography
  • Greater accuracy in pinpointing size, shape and location of abnormalities
  • Fewer unnecessary biopsies or additional tests
  • Greater likelihood of detecting multiple breast tumors, which occur in 15% of breast cancer patients
  • Clearer images of dense breast tissue

Call 504.702.5700 to schedule an appointment today.