St. Clair Hospital's Breast Care Center uses the most advanced imaging equipment including digital 3D breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) for this procedure. A mammography can detect changes up to two years before either a physician or patient can feel them – which can lead to early detection and a higher cure rate – mammography is especially effective at detecting some (but not all) breast cancers. For this reason, the American Cancer Society advocates annual mammograms for women over the age of 40. Dr. Chafin answers frequently asked questions about breast cancer screening, click here for the entire conversation.
To schedule a mammogram, contact the St. Clair Hospital Breast Care Center at 412.942.3177. The Breast Care Center is located at the St. Clair Hospital Outpatient Center - Village Square, 2000 Oxford Drive, Bethel Park.
Once you have scheduled your mammogram, St. Clair Hospital asks that you follow these guidelines to prepare for your procedure:
St. Clair Hospital’s staff of board-certified radiologists will review and interpret your mammography images. Once your mammogram is completed you may resume your normal activities unless otherwise directed by your physician. If you have any additional questions, please contact the St. Clair Hospital Mammography Center at 412.942.3177.
As soon as your mammogram is reviewed by the radiologist, you and your physician will be notified by letter of the results of your exam. If the radiologist has identified an area of concern, St. Clair Hospital’s Mammography Department will contact you directly and ask that you return to the Hospital for additional testing, if needed.
Learn more about mammography from our Mayo Clinic Health Information section.