Mammography is an X-ray examination of the breast that is used as a screening tool to detect and diagnose breast disease in women including those who have breast problems such as a lump, pain, or nipple discharges.
Mammograms allow detection of the following diseases and conditions before they can be detected by a clinical breast exam:
- Breast cancers
- Benign tumors
- Fibroid disease
Digital mammography replaces X-ray film with detectors that capture images in computer code, producing brighter, crisper images of the breast on a computer screen. Digital mammography utilizes CAD (computer-aided detection) technology and is more effective than film mammography in screening patients who are under age 50, or patients of any age with dense breast tissue. Digital mammography provides several advantages to film mammography including better resolution, easier to read scans and increased accuracy.
Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital provides mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women of southwest Iowa with generous funds provided the Iowa Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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Approved by the FDA
Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital mammography services is accredited by the American College of Radiology and approved by the FDA.
To schedule your Mammography call 712-396-7600.
Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital Imaging
933 E. Pierce St.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503