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Mammogram

Mammograms are one of the regular screenings recommended to keep women healthy and well. They are used to screen for breast cancer and to help make a diagnosis.

what is a mammogram, when should I get a mammogram

Screening Mammograms Temporarily Postponed

To protect the health of our patients, physicians and staff as we continue to address coronavirus (COVID-19), all routine (screening) mammograms will be rescheduled until mid-June. Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times.

What Is a Mammogram?

It is a low dose x-ray image of the breast that helps identify any unusual lumps or tissue. During the screening, two (or more) pictures are taken of each breast. Your breast will be gently compressed between two flat surfaces in order to get the highest-quality image. PIH Health offers all-digital screenings.

Learn what to expect during a screening.

When Should I Get a Mammogram?

Screenings are recommended annually for women beginning at age 40. Your doctor may recommend one at an earlier age if you have risk factors.

Breast Health Care at PIH Health

When you get your screening at PIH Health, you can trust that you’re getting the highest quality of care. The PIH Health Breast Health Center Whittier has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). This distinction recognizes our high standards, staff qualifications and advanced technology. In addition, the  Breast Health Center offers 3D mammography to all patients. Recent studies show that this 3D screening results in greater accuracy, earlier breast cancer detection and a decrease in biopsies and recall rates. 

We’re committed to improving the lives of women through early detection of breast disease and supportive care for each individual. We also offer breast ultrasound, MRI and biopsy. Learn more about Breast Health Care at PIH Health.

Contact Us

Call today to learn about scheduling a screening.

Whittier
562.907.0667

Hacienda Heights
626.225.4905

Downey
562.904.5555

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