Breast Center Services
The Center’s beautiful 3D mammography suites have a spa-like feel with private dressing rooms, a relaxing seating area, and large mammography screening suites. Conveniently located on the first floor of the hospital, patients can quickly register in the Radiology Department and then go across the hall to the Breast Center for their mammograms. If you are 40 years old or if you are younger but have a family history, schedule a mammogram. You do not need a physician’s order to schedule your mammogram. Just call the Breast Center at 318.214.4265. If you notice a change in your breast, please see your physician.
Breast Cancer Screenings
While NRMC cannot impact the number of women facing breast cancer, they can make an important difference in survival rates thanks to successful screening programs. With annual mammograms, doctors are able to find cancers at their earliest stages when it is most treatable. The five-year breast cancer survival rate is almost 90%, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Did You Know?
- Approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
- Most women do not have a family history of the disease.
- 268,600 new cases of female breast cancer was diagnosed in 2019.
- Breast cancer is the most common cancer, representing 15.2% of all new cancers.
[Statistics: National Cancer Institute (NCI)]
Breast Center Team
Our experienced mammography team includes outstanding radiologists who are on-site at the hospital as well as radiologic technologists who are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Importantly, NRMC’s Imaging Department has held the distinction of being accredited by the American College of Radiology since 2004.
Ease of Scheduling
NRMC knows how busy today’s women are and wants to make the mammography experience as timely and efficient as possible. The Breast Center has streamlined registration processes to ensure easy scheduling. Patients no longer need a doctor’s order or referral for their annual screening mammogram. It just takes one quick phone call to set up an appointment — just call 318.214.4265.
The 3D computerized images are stored on NRMC’s Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACs) where doctors can compare images from year-to-year looking for any changes or differences.
Call (318) 214-4265 today.
No doctor’s order is necessary for a annual screening mammogram.