MAMMOGRAPHY Mammography is an x-ray procedure that uses low-dose radiation to create an image of breast tissue. Mammography is the best way to find breast cancer early, because it can detect breast lumps up to two years before they can be felt. Finding a lump early significantly improves a woman's chance of successful treatment. The American Cancer Society recommends that women have a baseline screening mammogram between the ages of 35 and 40 and receive a mammogram once a year after age 40. LCMC is accredited by the Food and Drug Administration through the
Mammography Quality Standards Act (MSQA). This accreditation ensures that your mammography procedure is completed according to strict federal guidelines for the technologist, radiologist, physicist, and also the equipment used to produce the mammographic images.