Mammograms are scheduled by your physician and are available Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm.
The Phelps Memorial Health Center Mammography Department is an accredited facility with qualified mammography technologists.
Mammography is a low dose x-ray of the breast. It is the most sensitive diagnostic test available for the early detection of breast cancer.
Phelps Memorial Health Center reminds you that early detection offers the best protection. Be diligent about practicing breast exams and having mammograms. It is recommended that women ages 20-39 receive a breast examination by a doctor every 3 years and perform monthly exams. Women younger than 40 who are at high risk should ask their physician about beginning annual screening earlier than age 40. At age 40+ receive an annual mammogram, annual clinical breast exam by a doctor and perform monthly breast self examinations. When breast CA is detected early and treated promptly, your chances of cure are greatly increased.
All of the mammograms are sent via curier to Plains Radiology Services in Kearney, NE. where they are read and interpreted by a radiologist and the ordering physician receives a report with the full results of the exam.
For more detailed procedure information or for general information on mammography and other radiology procedures please see the links below.
Patient Information Cards:
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
Eight Reasons to Get a Mammogram
Mammography...Most Frequently Asked Questions
Computer-Aided Detection for Mammography
Links to general radiology information.