Mammography

Regular mammograms save lives. Since 1997, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has recommended yearly mammograms for all women over the age of 40. Although studies over the past 30 years have demonstrated that regular screening with mammography significantly reduces the death rate from breast cancer by early detection in women over 50, recent results from two clinical trials in Sweden have illustrated encouraging findings for women in their 40s. In one study, early detection and treatment lowered breast cancer deaths in this age group by 44%; in the other study, they were reduced by 36%. Both the ACS and the National Cancer Institute report that high-quality mammography is the most effective tool now available to detect early breast cancer. The hospital of the Blue Mountain Health System feature unequaled image quality magnification , a 40% reduction in x-ray dose and the most powerful focal spot in the industry. This twenty-minute procedure can detect breast cancers at the earliest stages-when they are most curable.

The hospitals of the Blue Mountain Health System are certified as Softer Mammogram Providers, a distinction awarded only to an elite group of healthcare facilities.

That means we provide a soft foam cushion, called MammoPad®, for each woman’s personal use during every screening mammogram. As a Softer Mammogram Provider, we make it a top priority to ensure your mammogram is warm and comfortable. It’s one way we provide the tender loving care you deserve. The MammoPad breast cushion was designed for women by a female breast surgeon. It is FDA-cleared, does not impair image quality, and makes it easier for you to be relaxed, warm and comfortable during your exam. That helps our highly skilled mammography technologists achieve the best possible mammogram.

To schedule an appointment, call Central Scheduling at 1-866-400-2970.

  • Hospital Locations

    St Luke's Gnaden Huetten Campus and St. Luke's Palmerton Campus provide a wide array of quality, health care services.

    St Luke's Palmerton Campus

    135 Lafayette Avenue Palmerton, PA 18071
    610-826-3141

    St. Luke's Gnaden Huetten Campus

    2ll North 12 th Street Lehighton, PA 18235
    610-377-1300