Mammography and Breast Imaging
Detect and diagnose breast cancer early—when it’s easier to treat—by getting care from Cone Health. Rely on our experienced specialists to help you feel comfortable, provide high-quality imaging services, and make sure you receive your results promptly so you can begin any necessary follow-up care as soon as possible.
Advanced Imaging and 3D Mammography Locations
Take advantage of Cone Health’s high-quality mammography services at Cone Health imaging locations. Regular screening mammograms can help you detect breast cancer before symptoms develop. Diagnostic mammograms investigate areas of concern after a screening mammogram reveals abnormalities or you experience symptoms such as a lump or nipple discharge.
Do I Need a Mammogram?
Visit our health library to review benefits and risks, read expert advice and assess your own feelings about getting a breast cancer screening mammogram.
Improve the likelihood of accurate, high-quality results with just one test when you choose Cone Health for your screening mammogram. With our high-resolution digital mammography, your doctor can easily electronically enhance the image or magnify areas of concern to identify abnormalities in your breast tissue.
Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammograms)
Effectively identify breast cancer with breast tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography available at several Cone Health imaging locations. During this exam, an X-ray machine takes multiple pictures of your breast. A computer then assembles these images to create a detailed 3-D image that your doctor can examine layer by layer. Your doctor may recommend tomosynthesis if you have dense breasts or are at high risk for breast cancer or if your screening mammogram reveals an area of concern.
Clinical & Technical Expertise
Feel confident that you’ll get the most accurate mammogram results possible at Cone Health. Our caring, specially trained technologists help you position yourself for the best-quality images. Rest assured that your results are read by a board-certified, fellowship-trained radiologist, and then double-checked by our computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) software.
Your doctor may recommend a breast ultrasound if you have dense breast tissue or if your screening mammogram reveals an area of concern. This painless, noninvasive test uses sound waves to create a picture of your breast tissue. Learn more about breast ultrasound.
If your doctor needs to remove a small piece of your breast tissue for further testing, ask about our minimally invasive, image-guided procedures, including:
- Stereotactic breast biopsy – Uses a hollow needle and guidance from a special machine to remove cells from a suspicious area in your breast
- Ultrasound guided core needle biopsy – Employs a hollow needle and guidance from an ultrasound machine to remove cells from a suspicious area in your breast
- Mammography-guided needle localization – Uses a needle and guidance from a special mammography machine to place a thin wire at the spot in your breast that needs to be removed during a surgical biopsy
Accredited & Certified Breast Imaging
You can trust Cone Health for safe, reliable and high-quality mammography because our facilities are certified by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Find ACR-accredited breast ultrasound and breast ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
Learn more about Cone Health’s comprehensive imaging and radiology services.
Financial Assistance for Mammograms
Access financial assistance for your annual screening mammogram through Cone Health’s Mammography Scholarship Fund. You may qualify if you:
- Are age 40 or older
- Don’t have insurance and aren’t eligible for Medicare or Medicaid
- Have a household income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level
To apply, download and complete an application for the Mammography Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 336-335-1195. You must submit a new application each year.
Financial assistance for mammograms at Alamance Regional Medical Center is supported by the Pink Ribbon Fund through the Alamance Regional Charitable Foundation.
Financial Support for Diagnostic Imaging
If you’re experiencing significant symptoms, such as a lump or nipple discharge, contact the North Carolina Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program to learn about financial assistance for diagnostic services.
Comprehensive Breast Cancer Care
If you’re diagnosed with breast cancer, depend on Cone Health for comprehensive, high quality care. You’ll appreciate the support and guidance of our dedicated breast cancer nurse navigators as well as coordinated, multidisciplinary care from a team of specialists. Learn about breast cancer care at Cone Health.