A mammogram is an x-ray examination of the breasts. It is used to aid in the diagnosis of breast diseases in and is the primary means for early detection of breast cancers.
The American Cancer Society recommends that women have annual screening mammography
beginning by age 40. The National Cancer Institute recommends that women who have had breast cancer and those who are at increased risk due to a genetic history of breast cancer should seek expert medical advice about whether they should begin screening before age 40 and about the frequency of screening.
|To schedule an appointment for your screening exam, please call 860-696-3000
A diagnostic mammogram is used to evaluate an abnormal clinical finding, such as a breast lump, that has been found by the woman or her physician.
The mammography division of the Imaging Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology. The mammography technologists have received specialized training in mammography and all exams are interpreted by Board Certified radiologists with a sub-specialty in mammography
Hartford Hospital, as the largest and most comprehensive breast care provider in our region, feels a commitment to ensuring that all women in our region have access to this potentially life-saving technique.
Through its comprehensive breast care program, the Partnership for Breast Care
, and its Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center
, the hospital and its medical staff provide an array of prevention, outreach, diagnostic, treatment, support, research, and educational services related to breast disease and breast cancer.
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furnishes the same high-quality mammograms as those available at imaging centers. Receiving a mammogram typically takes no longer than 20 minutes. All mammograms performed are Screening mammograms.