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3D Mammography

A Better Mammogram Experience

Comprehensive Care at the Leading Breast Center in Huntsville AL

At ODC Alabama, we understand that women’s wellness is paramount. With our focus on breast health, we utilize cutting-edge technology, including 3D mammogram services, to offer comprehensive breast cancer screening in Huntsville. Paired with AI-assisted diagnostics, we ensure precision in every mammogram and ultrasound.

Our center, recognized as a leading breast center in Huntsville AL, is designed with your comfort in mind, offering a warm and welcoming ambiance. This aids in easing any apprehensions, ensuring you feel prepared and informed every step of the way. With our additional centers in Madison and Athens, AL, we aim to bring convenience to your doorstep. Plus, to accommodate your busy schedule, we offer same-day appointments and extended weekend options for screenings.

What is a Mammography exam?

Mammography, a specialized medical imaging technique, employs a low-dose x-ray system to peer inside the breasts, playing a crucial role in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases.

For those seeking breast cancer screening in Huntsville AL, ODC Alabama stands at the forefront, offering both screening and diagnostic mammograms using advanced 2D and 3D mammogram technology.

A 3D mammogram, in particular, captures multiple breast images from various angles. These images are then processed to produce a series of one-millimeter-thick slices, culminating in a comprehensive 3D representation of the breast. Such detailed imagery grants radiologists enhanced visibility, significantly boosting the accuracy in spotting abnormalities. This not only increases their confidence in distinguishing benign tumors from cancerous ones but also ensures early detection. In fact, compared to 2D mammography alone, 3D mammograms have shown a 27% rise in overall cancer detection and a remarkable 40% increase in detecting invasive cancers. Importantly, the X-ray energy used in 3D mammography remains safely below the FDA guidelines.

What you should know about mammograms

Answers to frequently asked questions.

The decision to have a mammogram is a personal one and is dependent upon age, family history, the density of breast tissue, and discussion with your physician. Ultimately – it’s your decision – you do not need a recommendation from a physician for a screening mammogram. In terms of age, research clearly shows that annual mammography and breast cancer screen should start at age 40 and it is strongly correlated with significant improvement in survival rates of breast cancer.

ODC Alabama understands that the cost of a breast cancer screening exam can be a concern. Our rates for both insured and uninsured patients are substantially lower than the same exam performed at a hospital. We believe that price transparency is important so you can be prepared for your financial obligations, if any. Most insurers cover standard screening mammograms at no additional cost to the patient. If you elect to have a 3D mammogram for breast cancer screening rather than a standard digital exam, there may be an additional charge depending upon your insurance. To learn more about what your exam may cost, please click here.

The radiologist will review the Mammogram and provide a diagnostic report that will be sent directly to your provider. The report of your breast cancer screening is typically available to your provider within 24 hours. Many providers plan scheduled time to discuss results with their patients so you could check with their office to see when they will be available to review the information with you.

Prep for your Mammogram.

If you have an appointment scheduled, please click here to pre-register, complete forms and review exam preparation instructions. If you have any questions about your visit, please contact us at 256.534.5600.