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 used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.
To prepare for a mammogram, dress comfortably. A two-piece outfit is usually the most convenient because you will need to undress above the waist. You should not use any type of powders, deodorants, ointments or creams prior to your exam because they can affect the quality of the mammogram.
South Haven Health System provides high quality Mammography and is accredited by the ACR (American College of Radiology). All of our Mammography technologists are registered in Mammography by the Amercian Registry of Radiologic Technologist. We are inspected annually and approved by the state of Michigan and the FDA.
We currently use “Bella Blankets” a protective coverlet that removes the chill from of the compression table and also provides added protection for a sanitary environment to improve the experience of the exam.
To schedule an exam or for general questions please call 269-639-2828 option 1.
To learn more specific information about Mammography procedures go to: www.radiologyinfo.org