Mammography

A mammogram is a radiographic procedure using small amounts of radiation to detect masses and other abnormalities of the breast. It is capable of detecting approximately 2-3 times as many "early" breast cancers as a physical examination.

Pomerene Hospital has a dedicated Digital Mammography machine that is used to obtain the images by providing lower radiation dose to the patient compared to film screen. It also utilizes computed aided detection (CAD) which is a reading tool to help the Radiologist interpret digital images by highlighting areas in the breast that may need further review.

Also, to help make our patients more comfortable, we utilize the Mammo Pad. This pad is made of a sponge-like material and provides cushion for the breast during compression and warmth.

The American College of Radiology recommends an annual mammogram for all women over 40, and may be appropriate at a younger age for high risk or symptomatic women. Our mammography program is accredited by the American College of Radiology.

What to Expect

Preparation

 
Please call our Radiology Department between 8am and 5pm to schedule your exam, at 330-674-1584 extension 4124

 

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981 Wooster Road
Millersburg, Ohio 44654
(330) 674-1015

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