Breast Health & Mammography

Delivering world-class women’s care designed to meet a woman’s health needs at every stage of her life

Accredited by the American College of Radiology & Mammography Quality Standards Act, RMC’s Breast Health/Mammography Services offer the most advanced diagnostic equipment, technology and skilled personnel available for women of all ages. Patients have access to state-of-the-art screening technology and equipment operated by specially-trained radiologists and technicians.

RMC’s Breast Health/Mammography Services provides the only comprehensive three-step mammography process, including specific breast tissue studies through a stereotactic breast biopsy, a highly accurate, non-surgical method of diagnosing breast abnormalities.

Patients are screened using the most sophisticated technology available in the industry and in the area. Our dedicated breast health/mammography services include:

  • Dedicated ultrasound
  • Dedicated mammography
  • Reconstructive surgery

Breast Care Educational programs on breast health and breast disease
To schedule an appointment call (256) 235-5141.

Guidelines for Breast Health examinations

In addition to an annual pelvic exam and Pap test, RMC GYN physicians recommend that you perform monthly breast self-exams or have a professional perform a breast exam to check for signs of breast cancer, cysts or other breast disorders. You should also follow guidelines for regularly scheduled mammograms to maintain breast health and screen for early signs of cancer.

Woman placing her arms on her head while standing in front of a machine in an examination room

Current Recommendations for Mammograms

  • Women over 40 – Have a mammogram every 1-2 years.
  • Women who have had breast cancer or a family history of breast cancer should have mammograms before age 40 or have them more often based on recommendations by their RMC physician.