More than 200,000 new cases of breast cancer are discovered in the U.S. each year. At Crestwood Medical Center, we know the value of early detection and mammography is a tool we use to identify potential issues. An x-ray of the breast, mammography is used to look for breast disease in both women and men. It is a non-invasive, outpatient procedure that is generally not painful. At Crestwood Medical Center, we’re dedicated to providing you with the most proactive care possible. If you have questions about your test or the results, your doctor or nurse can answer all of your questions.
Our mammography program is accredited by the F.D.A. through the mammography Quality Standards Act, or MQSA. We also use a breast cushion to increase patient comfort during compression. Our mammography unit uses reduced radiation (as much s 30 percent less than typical) for enhanced safety.
Mammograms are performed at the following locations:
Crestwood Women’s Center
185 Chateau Drive
Huntsville, AL 35801
(on the main Crestwood campus)
20 Hughes Road
Madison, AL 35758
(on the Crestwood Madison campus)
Digital mammography uses computers and specially designed digital detectors to produce an image that can be displayed on a high-resolution computer monitor and can be transmitted and stored like any computer file.
For patients, having a digital mammogram is very much like having a conventional screen-film mammogram. Both film-based and digital mammography use compression and x-rays to create clear images of the inside of the breast. But digital mammography offers us at Crestwood Medical Center a few benefits that traditional mammography does not, including the ability to manipulate images (zoom, adjust the contrast) and potentially reduce radiation exposure, as being able to adjust the image’s brightness and contrast reduces the need for retakes due to over or under exposure.
A breast cushion is used to increase patient comfort during compression. The mammography unit at Crestwood also reduces radiation by as much as 30 percent. And our mammography program is accredited by the F.D.A. through the mammography Quality Standards Act, or MQSA.
For more information, and to schedule a mammogram, please call:
Crestwood Medical Center
One Hospital Drive
Huntsville, AL 35801