A screening mammogram is a type of X-ray that helps detect early breast cancer in patients who have no signs or symptoms. A screening mammogram is a routine test done every year for women starting at the age of 40 and is fully covered by insurance under the Affordable Care Act. If you do not have insurance, there are resources available to help you cover the costs. The Komen Breast Care Helpline can help you find low-cost options in your area.
For women with a first-degree relative (mother or sister) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, it is recommended they start receiving yearly screening mammograms 10 years prior to the age their relative was diagnosed. Age is the most significant factor for women who develop breast cancer; however, genetics does play a role. Women who are at a higher risk for breast cancer should have a breast MRI in addition to a screening mammogram. Your doctor will help you decide if this is right for you.
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Why Choose TPMG for mammography services?
Comfortable and Discrete Mammography Suites
TPMG has comfortable, discrete mammography suites with state-of-the-art digital imaging technology. Our fellowship trained, board certified diagnostic radiologists, along with our certified radiology technologists, strive to provide the highest quality care to ensure early detection of abnormalities.
In-office Diagnostic Procedures
Additionally, at the TPMG Imaging and Breast Centers in Newport News and Williamsburg, our radiologists will do the ultrasounds and/or biopsies for positive diagnostic mammograms in office as needed, to ensure our patients leave their appointment with a plan for the next steps in their care.
TPMG Imaging and Breast Centers are a cost-effective alternative to area imaging facilities. Imaging services are at a lower cost to patients by eliminating costly facility fees that are seen in hospital systems. Further information on the cost of other imaging services at TPMG can be found on our Imaging Pricing page.