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Mammography

A commitment to breast health

Mammograms, in conjunction with breast examinations by a health professional and monthly breast self-exams, are the best means of detecting breast disease in its earliest stages. South Shore Hospital recognizes the importance of technology and education in saving lives. 

We offers convenient locations and appointment times for your mammography screening at South Shore Hospital Outpatient Imaging and Women's Specialty Center at 101 ColumbianSouth Shore Hospital Imaging at Cohasset, and South Shore Medical Center in Norwell.

  • Advanced digital mammography with Computer-Aided Detection (CAD), providing the highest level of accuracy for even the smallest of tumors. Also known as breast tomosynthesis—3D Mammography uses X-ray machines to take pictures of thin slices of the breast, with computer software used to reconstruct an image. 3D breast tomosynthesis mammography is available at South Shore Medical Center and Outpatient Imaging and Women’s Specialty Center.
  • Professional staff comprised exclusively of women, who offer personalized breast self-examination counseling and attentively address any questions or concerns.
  • Private, comfortable and contemporary setting to put you at ease

Dr. Ellen Morris

Each exam is interpreted by a board-certified South Shore Hospital radiologist. The program is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology and licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the FDA.

Don’t wait to get peace of mind. Call 781-624-4090 to schedule your screening, or fill out our online form.

Follow-up Diagnostic mammograms

It is not unusual for you to be asked to return for an evaluation of areas of the breast that are seen on the screening mammogram as questionable, or to evaluate any palpable abnormalities. Ultrasound may be used in conjunction with a diagnostic mammogram. If needed, both will be performed at the same time. During a diagnostic mammogram, you will consult with a radiologist.

When you had your last mammogram, your report may have said that you have dense breast tissue. See the links below for helpful information on breast density.

American Cancer Society Breast Density and Your Mammogram Report

Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment Tool

American College of Radiology Breast Density & Breast Cancer Screening

    

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