Call us to schedule a mammogram at a time that is convenient for you.
Whether you meed a screening or diagnostic mammogram, you can have the test performed
at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center.
A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast. It is the best way to reveal tumors that
are too small to be felt. A mammogram can also show other changes in the breast that
doctors believe may suggest cancer.
Mammograms are the best available tool for early detection of breast cancer. Women
over age 40 are recommended to have an annual mammogram.
Learn more about mammograms in our Health Library »
A screening mammogram is a yearly exam for women who are currently having no
problems with their breasts.
Screening mammograms are the best tool available for finding breast cancer early,
even before you are able to feel the lump or other symptoms appear. A screening
mammogram can spotlight changes in the breast that could be a sign of cancer, including
small deposits of calcium. While these are usually benign (non-cancerous), they
could be an early sign of cancer. If an area on the mammogram looks suspicious or
is not clear, additional diagnostic mammograms or a breast ultrasound may be needed. Learn more about our digital screening mammograms, including information on preparing for your mammogram »
Diagnostic mammography is for women with breast problems such as a lump, pain in
one breast, nipple problems, prior history of breast cancer, follow-up from an abnormal
screening mammogram or any other changes. The test normally requires a physician's
order. We recommend you have follow-up exams of one or both breasts for the first
two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
A diagnostic mammogram is performed under the direct supervision of the radiologist.
Diagnostic mammography consists of verification, localization and characterization
of breast abnormalities and uses a variety of tools to evaluate abnormalities.
Accredited Facility and Expert Staff
Our facility is accredited by the American College of Radiology and identified by the North Carolina Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program
as a Mammography Educational / Assistance Center for other mammography centers in
North Carolina. The Breast Cancer Center is staffed with technologists who specialize in
breast imaging and are certified in mammography.
For More Information
Contact the Breast Care Center at 336-476-2572.