Mammograms & Breast Imaging
Helping women maintain their breast health
Your breast health is important. For women age 40 years and older, the American College of Radiology recommends yearly mammograms. At University Medical Center New Orleans, we offer these screenings with no doctor's order needed. If you think it’s time for your mammogram, visit UMC New Orleans for same-day screening.
Appointments & walk-ins welcome
If you would like to request an appointment, please call 504.702.5700, or fill out the request an appointment form below. Our clinic is open Monday – Friday from the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
What is a mammogram?
Mammograms allow imaging specialists to use X-rays and get a closer look at breast tissue to diagnose potential warning signs of breast disease. If you or your physician notice any unusual pain, lumps, or discharge in your breast, it’s time for a mammogram. Learn more in our health library.
Breast health and preventive care
The sooner breast cancer is detected, the better. With regular mammograms and exams, you can find problems sooner and treat problems. These can include other noncancerous or benign conditions as well. Learn more in our health library.
Frequently asked questions: mammograms
You may have questions about your upcoming breast exam. Why should women get mammograms? When is the best time to get one? What should you expect as far as risks and results? Our FAQ page offers answers to these and other questions.
Interested in learning more about mammograms? Take our online quiz to test your knowledge about how to spot breast cancer in its early stages. For more information about breast exams, click here to watch a video.
You can find detailed information about mammography and other breast exam issues. Learn more about why mammograms are worth considering and how to prepare for them. Click here to listen.
Now available: 3D mammography
Thanks to a new imaging process called breast tomosynthesis, UMC now offers 3D mammography that offers a clearer and more accurate view of the breast. By taking multiple images of the breast, radiologists gain a clearer view of tissue layers and any areas that may be cause for concern.
3D breast imaging offers benefits such as:
- Earlier, more accurate detection of breast cancers that were missed during a mammogram
- Higher accuracy imaging
- Reduction of additional biopsies or tests
- Better detection abilities for small tumors which are more common
Call 504.702.5700 to request an appointment today, or fill out the form below.
Request an Appointment
To request an appointment, please complete the form below, and a member of our team will get in contact with you to confirm the appointment.