Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is one of the most important tools doctors have to help them diagnose, evaluate and follow women who’ve had breast cancer.
Mammograms don’t prevent breast cancer, but they can save lives by finding breast cancer as early as possible.
Digital mammography is a recent advance in mammography where the X-ray film is replaced by solid-state detectors that convert X-rays into electrical signals. The electrical signals are used to produce images of the breast that can be seen on a high-resolution computer monitor and transmitted and stored just like computer files. These images appear on the technologist’s monitor in a matter of seconds.
All FirstHealth hospitals offer Soft Mammo Pads. These pads cushion the breast and offer warmth and comfort.
To schedule your digital mammogram as a self-requesting patient * or with a referral from your physician call toll-free at (866) 415-2778.
*Moore Regional offers evening and Saturday appointments and does not require a physician referral for routine screening mammograms.
*The FirstHealth Raeford Center does not require a physician referral for routine screening mammograms.
*Montgomery Memorial offers evening appointments the first Tuesday of the month and does not require a physician referral for routine screening mammograms.