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Whether it’s time for your regular mammogram or your doctor has recommended a diagnostic test, we can help.

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Our dedicated breast imaging center offers a full range of tests, including:

3D mammogram (tomosynthesis)Conventional mammogramAutomated whole-breast ultrasoundBreast MRI

These tests can help detect breast cancer quickly, accurately & safely. The 3d mammogram, for instance, has proven benefits of increased cancer detection & decreased chances of being called back for additional images.

Having regular screening mammograms ensures that, if you bởi vì develop breast cancer, we’ll catch it earlier. & the earlier we catch breast cancer, the more effective treatment is likely khổng lồ be. So a 10-minute mammogram can over up saving your life.

Mammograms designed for your convenience

We want to lớn make it as easy as possible for you khổng lồ get a mammogram. Your options at MU Health Care include:

Same-day mammograms at MU Health Care

Our dedicated imaging center offers same-day appointments for 3D và conventional mammograms.

Call 573-882-8511 to schedule your appointment.

MU Health Care mammogram van

The MU Health Care mammography van, or Mamm Van, is a full-service điện thoại breast health clinic. It travels throughout central và north central Missouri, offering the same high quality of care you’ll find at our imaging center. Mamm Van services include:

Mammograms and breast health educationFast appointments (you can be in và out in less than 30 minutes)Private exam roomsBreast cancer screenings at health department sites for those who meet certain financial guidelines

See the Mamm Van schedule

Comprehensive breast imaging options

Our breast imaging center offers the widest range of breast imaging tests available in mid-Missouri:

Conventional và 3D mammograms

Mammograms are the best tool for finding breast cancer early, when it’s most treatable. They use X-ray giải pháp công nghệ to screen for breast lumps when the lumps are still too small to be felt.

In addition to lớn breast cancer screening mammograms, MU Health Care offers diagnostic mammograms. These can provide a more detailed picture of the breast if a screening mammogram finds a potential problem.

For all diagnostic mammograms và many screening mammograms, we use digital breast tomosynthesis (known as a 3 chiều mammogram). This giải pháp công nghệ can increase the accuracy of your results.

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Breast MRI

Your doctor may recommend a breast MRI if:

Your screening mammogram finds a potential problemYou have a high risk of breast cancer

A breast MRI shows abnormalities that can’t be seen — or seen clearly enough — with a mammogram or ultrasound. It can help your doctor determine whether an abnormality is tissue damage, infection, inflammation or a lump.

Automated whole-breast ultrasound

MU Health Care is the only place in mid-Missouri where you can have an automated whole-breast ultrasound. This technology helps find & diagnose breast cancer in people with dense breast tissue — which mammograms can’t depict as accurately.

If you have dense breasts, your doctor may recommend having regular mammograms & regular automated whole-breast ultrasounds. This increases the chance of finding cancer early, when it’s most treatable.

Who should get a mammogram?

When — & how often — you should be screened for cancer depends on your age & risk level.

If you have average risk of breast cancer

If you have an average risk of breast cancer, the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging recommend the following:

Age 40: You should start having an annual mammogram screening at age 40. Annual mammograms help khổng lồ reduce the chance of breast cancer deaths because they can lead to lớn an earlier diagnosis và ensure the best surgery options or chemotherapy.Ages 75 & up: You may wish lớn continue mammogram screenings if you’re in good health. In some cases, because of health problems or other concerns, you may wish lớn stop.

If you have a high risk of breast cancer

Your risk of breast cancer goes up if you have:

Chest radiation therapy before age 30Genetic mutation linked khổng lồ increased breast cancer risk (such as BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations)Personal history of breast cancerFamily history of breast cancer

If you have any of these risk factors, you may need to lớn start screenings before 40 & have them more frequently. MU Health Care has a high-risk breast clinic, where we can help determine a screening schedule that matches your situation.

Not sure what your risk cấp độ is? Take our Breast Cancer Risk Assessment

Expert breast cancer care — if you need it

Most breast cancer screenings don’t find breast cancer.

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But if you are diagnosed with breast cancer, you’ll have access lớn the most advanced cancer care in mid-Missouri at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. Your care team will give you expert, personal care and support every step of the way.