To schedule an appointment for a digital mammogram, call 419-289-0491, ext. 2501
Samaritan Women’s Health Services (Screening Mammograms)
Located in the Samaritan Professional Park
2212 Mifflin Avenue, Ashland, Ohio
For questions, call 419-207-9272
Samaritan Hospital (Screening and Diagnostic Mammograms)
1025 Center Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805
For questions, call 419-289-0491, ext. 2529 or 3145
Mammograms are X-rays of the breasts used to detect abnormalities which may indicate breast cancer. There are two levels of mammograms: screening mammograms and diagnostic mammograms. Screening mammograms are used for women who are NOT experiencing symptoms. Diagnostic mammograms are ordered by physicians for those experiencing symptoms, such a lump or physical findings of concern.
Mammogram images can be recorded on film or digitally. All mammograms performed at Samaritan are digital. With digital mammography, images are stored and analyzed using a computer. This means our radiologist can sharpen or enlarge the digital image to see certain areas more clearly.
During your mammogram, the breasts will be compressed for an even thickness to capture a clear and detailed view. Screening mammograms take about 20 minutes while diagnostic mammograms take longer.
The American Cancer Society recommends women age 40 and older have a mammogram every year. Prior to the age of 40, all women are encouraged to perform monthly self-breast examinations, and receive a yearly clinical breast examination, performed by a physician or nurse practitioner.