Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed non-skin cancer in women, with more than 200,000 new cases each year.
Fortunately, breast cancer found early can often be treated. According to the American Cancer Society, studies show that early detection saves lives and increases treatment options. A mammogram is a valuable tool because it can detect breast cancer at an early stage, often before physical symptoms develop.
A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray of the breast. While this test is adept at detecting cancer, about 80 percent of breast abnormalities are benign. These include calcifications, cysts and other masses. Mary Greeley Medical Center is committed to providing women with caring, state-of-the-art mammography services.
What Makes Mary Greeley Different?
Our Mammography department offers:
- The latest technology. Our mammography equipment is continually upgraded, ensuring that the most effective technology is available.
- Certification by the Iowa Department of Public Health, and by the federal Food and Drug Administration as an Accredited Mammography Facility.
- Female mammographers registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and certified by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
- Interpretation of results by board-certified radiologists.
- Tests results forwarded to your personal physician.
- A comfortable, friendly environment in our beautifully decorated mammography suite to help clients feel more relaxed.
- Breast self-examination education provided by our staff.
- Convenient hours, including evenings.
- A staff committed to taking the time to answer any questions.
Request an Appointment
Mammogram appointments are available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
This test is recommended every year for women over the age of 40, or earlier if there is a family history of breast cancer. No physician's referral is needed to schedule a mammogram with us. Your insurance company may require a referral to make payment. Please check the details of your individual insurance plan.
For information about breast cancer and breast self-examination, visit the following web sites:
National Breast Cancer Foundation
Step-by-step demonstration on breast self-exams