Russellville Hospital Offers Digital Mammography

Digital mammography can detect early-stage breast cancer

If you're a woman 40 years of age or older, you
should have a mammogram every year.

Schedule your mammogram today by calling us at (256) 332-8688.
(A physician's order is required).

Concerned about breast cancer?
Click here to determine your risk.
Mammography is a special type of x-ray imaging used to create detailed images of breast. Mammography uses low dose x-ray; high contrast, high-resolution and an x-ray system designed specifically for imaging the breast. Mammography plays an important role in early detection of breast cancers.

This test can find 85-90% of breast cancers in women and discover a lump up to two years before it can be felt. Once a lump is found the mammography can be a key factor in determining if the lump is cancerous. Russellville Hospital is very proud to announce the addition of the latest advance in the fight against breast cancer – Digital Mammography.

Digital Mammography provides superior imagery for a more accurate diagnosis. Other benefits include:
  • 28% higher detection rate
  • Improved image flexibility
  • More accurate diagnosis
  • Better visibility at the skin line
  • Shorter exam times
  • Less radiation exposure.
For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please call (256) 332-8688

When should I get a Mammogram?

Most physicians recommend women 40 years of age receive a screening mammogram every one to two years. Beginning at age 50, mammography should be performed every year.  Patients at high risk for breast cancer (especially those with family history) should consult their physician about beginning annual mammograms prior to age 40.

Do I need a referral (prescription) to receive a mammogram?

Yes, a physician's order is required before the exam can be performed.  For a physician referral, please call (256) 332-8688.

Softer Mammogram Provider

Russellville Hospital is certified as a Softer Mammogram Provider, 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 a Softer Mammogram, or if you have other questions, call (256) 332-8688.