Offering Advanced Digital Mammography Technology

 
 

Pointe Coupee General Hospital’s primary goal is to always deliver high-quality care to our patients, which is why we use advanced, digital mammography technology.

With digital mammography, the radiologist reviews electronic images of the breast using special high-resolution monitors. The radiologist can adjust the brightness, change contrast, and zoom in for close-ups of specific areas of interest. Having the ability to manipulate images is one of the main benefits of advanced, digital mammography.

Mammograms play a central part in the early detection of breast cancer because they can detect changes in the breast that are too small or subtle to be felt during a self-breast exam. All forms of mammography use compression and X-Rays to create clear images of the inside of the breast.

 

Pointe Coupee General Hospital Believes “Early Detection = Hope”

 

Facts

  • Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in women.

  • After the age of 40, an annual mammogram is your best defense against breast cancer.

  • A woman’s chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime is 1 in 8.

  • Early breast cancer detection is the single most important factor to surviving the disease.

  • 8 out of 9 women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.

  • The 5-year survival rate for localized breast cancer is 98%.

  • Mammography detects most cancers in women without symptoms.

Mammogram Guidelines

  • Women should have a baseline mammogram between the ages of 35-40, or sooner if there are symptoms present or if there is a family history of breast cancer.

  • It is recommended that mammograms continue yearly even for women of advanced age. Breast cancer has no age limit!

  • Men can also get breast cancer and should see a physician if symptoms are present.

To schedule a mammogram with Pointe Coupee General Hospital’s Mammography Department call (225) 638-5703. Screening Mammograms are performed Monday through Friday between 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM. Pointe Coupee General’s radiologist is on-site every Tuesday and Friday for immediate readings of diagnostic mammograms and is available to discuss the results as warranted.