Mammography

 

Mammography is a type of medical imaging that uses x-rays to capture images     (mammograms) of the internal structures of the breasts. Quality mammography can help detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages – when it is too small to be felt or detected by any other method.

 

Mammography uses x-rays to produce an image of the breast, and the patient is exposed to a small dose of radiation. The Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) established baseline standards for radiation dose, personnel, equipment, and image quality.

 

The benefits of mammography in detecting breast cancer at an early stage outweigh the risks of radiation exposure. In some cases, early detection of a breast lump may mean that chemotherapy is unnecessary.

 

The Mammography department at St. Alexius is certified by the FDA, CMS, The American College of Radiology, and the State of Missouri.

 

Mammography exams are scheduled Monday through Friday from 8am to 2:30.  Services are also offered one Saturday per month from 8am to 2:30.

 

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