What is a Mammogram?

What is a Mammogram

A mammogram is a low dose X-ray of the breast used to detect any changes. It is recommended that women over the age of 40 have annual mammograms.

A screening mammogram is used for women who have no signs of breast cancer. Most women get two X-rays of each breast during their annual screening.

A diagnostic mammogram is designed for women who have symptoms of breast disease, have detected a change in their breast tissue that requires further study or have a history of breast disease in their family. More X-rays are taken during a diagnostic mammogram to get clearer, more detailed pictures of the breast in order to rule out other breast problems.

In addition, we offer GeniusTM 3D MammographyTM, which provides detailed, layer-by-layer images of breast tissue, allowing for better detection of breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue. 

The radiologist will look at your X-rays for breast changes that do not look normal, including lumps and calcifications. The doctor will also look for differences between your breasts and compare your past mammograms with your most recent one to check for changes. 


For more information, contact The Breast Center at Floyd at 706.509.6840 or request an appointment online.

Tina Huckaby Knows Screening Mammograms Save Lives