The American Cancer Society and the vast majority of health experts recommend that all women receive an annual mammogram beginning at age 40. That's because it’s the best way to detect breast cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage.
At Saint Agnes, we offer digital screening mammography read and interpreted by a team of expert radiologists with the highest level of skill. Appointments are easy to schedule and your results are available in just days. Patients who require a diagnostic mammogram receive their results before they leave. If an abnormality is found, we'll work closely with you, providing support and answers to your questions.
Saint Agnes Breast Center is helping the fight against breast cancer by offering another option in breast cancer screening – the innovative Hologic Selenia® Dimensions® 3D mammography system. This new 3D mammography technology finds smaller, more curable cancers, leading to earlier detection and greater peace of mind.
3D breast tomosynthesis is helpful for all breast types because it produces images in much greater detail. It is especially beneficial for women with dense breast tissue that can obscure cancer on traditional mammograms. When combined with 2D mammography, this technology is shown to have a higher cancer detection rate for both dense breast tissue and non-dense breast tissue.
To accommodate your busy schedule, we're pleased to offer online appointments for imaging exams, including after-hours appointments – as late as 7 p.m. – for screening mammograms. To make your appointment, call (559) 450-5656, or click here to schedule your appointment online.
Note: a physician referral is required to schedule your screening exam.
For step-by-step, breast self-examination instructions, see Breast Self-Exam Shower Card. If you would like to request a complimentary waterproof shower card, please email your name and address, with "Shower Card" as the subject line.
For all other breast-related inquiries, contact the Breast Center at (559) 450-2662.
On a mission to heal body, mind and spirit