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Mammograms & Breast Imaging

As breast cancer may not have symptoms until the disease is advanced, managing your breast health is important. For women age 40 and older, the American College of Radiology recommends yearly mammograms.

At University Medical Center New Orleans, helping women maintain their breast health is a priority. We offer these screening mammograms with no doctor’s order needed.

If you would like to request an appointment, please call 504.702.3928. Our clinic is open Monday–Friday from 7:30 am–3:30 pm.

What is a mammogram?

Mammograms allow imaging specialists to use X-rays to get a closer look at breast tissue and identify potential warning signs of breast disease. If you or your physician notice any unusual pain, discharge or lumps in your breast, it’s time for a mammogram. Learn more in our health library.

Breast health and preventive care

The sooner breast cancer is detected, the better. With regular mammograms and exams, you can find problems sooner and treat problems. These can include other noncancerous or benign conditions as well. Learn more in our health library.

Frequently asked questions: mammograms

You may have questions about your upcoming breast screening. Why should women get mammograms? When is the best time to get one? What should you expect as far as risks and results? Our FAQ page offers answers to these and other questions.

Mammogram quiz

Interested in learning more about mammograms? Take our online quiz to test your knowledge about how to spot breast cancer in its early stages. For more information about breast exams, watch our video.

Now available: 3D mammography

Thanks to a new imaging process called breast tomosynthesis, University Medical Center now offers 3D mammography that offers a clearer and more accurate view of the breast. By taking multiple images of the breast, radiologists gain a detailed view of tissue layers and any areas that may be cause for concern.

3D breast imaging offers benefits such as:

  • Better detection abilities for small tumors, which are more common
  • Earlier, more accurate detection of breast cancers that were missed during a mammogram
  • Higher accuracy imaging
  • Reduction of additional biopsies or tests

Call 504.702.3928 to request an appointment.