You are here
Mammography Screening Services
Loyola Breast Care recommends screening mammograms beginning at age 40 -- or earlier if you are at high risk for breast cancer. With five screening locations in the western and southwestern Chicago suburbs, Loyola makes it easy to schedule an annual screening mammogram in your neighborhood. You will need to have a physician's prescription to have your mammogram.
Screenings are the most effective way to detect any signs of breast cancer early, when your chances for successful treatment are the highest. Our goal is to make your experience as comfortable and convenient as possible.
Loyola understands that regular breast screenings are the best way to find cancer, and so we stress the importance of knowing and following the recommendations and guidelines for mammograms.
Loyola now offers digital mammography for both screening and diagnostic mammography at all of its centers. Digital mammography further allows us to provide you with the best possible care in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer. It uses a special detector to capture and convert X-ray energy into a digital image. Digital mammography will feel essentially the same as conventional screening, although you may notice shorter exam times.
Digital mammography allows radiologists to view the images more quickly, thereby enabling them to make immediate decisions about the need for additional images. The ability to zoom in on specific areas especially helps detect small calcifications, masses and other often subtle changes that may be signs of early breast cancer, particularly in premenopausal patients and patients who have dense breasts.
When it comes to your mammogram, you can relax knowing that highly experienced technologists will handle your screening and that your comfort will be maximized. Our experienced breast care staff can answer your questions and ease your concerns.
Our Post-Screening Approach
Loyola understands the concern and stress that screening may cause. You will receive a letter in the mail with information about your mammogram and any information should you require follow-up. We want you to feel confident that, should your screening show an abnormality, our team of specialists within the Breast Diagnostic Center will answer all of your questions and keep your primary physician fully informed.
To make an appointment for a screening mammogram, call (888) LUHS-888.