Mammography in Westmoreland County
Screening mammography made easy
- No appointment needed.
- No doctor's order needed.
- Every Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No insurance? Call 1-877-771-1234 before "walking in" and we'll help with that, too. (Must be 12 months from previous mammogram.)
About Mammography at Excela Health
Excela Health offers a range of breast care services in private, comfortable surroundings where you receive the highest quality treatment and care possible. In our state-of-the-art mammography suites, certified technologists use the most advanced diagnostic equipment to perform your exam. A full time, board certified radiologist is on hand to interpret results and consult with you, if the need arises.
Excela Health is dedicated to providing highly advanced imaging services to facilitate accurate diagnosis of breast malignancies. Starting at age 40, women with no known breast problems or symptoms get a 3D screening mammogram. Women with one or more breast problems, such as a lump or change in the breast, get a diagnostic mammogram, ordered by their physician.
Our women’s imaging services include:
- 3D mammography (Digital Breast Tomosynthesis)
- Breast MRI
- Breast ultrasound
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
- Ultrasound-guided breast biopsies
- Computer-aided diagnostics
- MRI-guided breast biopsies
- Ductography (Galactography)
- Computer-aided diagnostics
- Specialty trained radiologists for interpreting breast images
DID YOU KNOW? ... Excela Health hospitals have been named "Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence" by the American College of Radiology (ACR). It means that our facilities and staff have gone through a comprehensive review and met the highest level of patient safety standards and image quality, based on nationally accepted standards of care.
Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer
Every woman carries some risk of developing breast cancer during her lifetime, but some are at more risk than others. Inherited mutations in certain genes are known to raise the breast cancer risk.
You can learn more through a simple oral rinse DNA study, available during consultation with our breast surgeons. The test assesses overall breast cancer risk in women even if they have no family history. Such information can be useful for women trying to decide when to begin and how often to go for mammography screening, for example. Testing is typically covered by health insurance policies and our surgeons will help you qualify. Test results are generally ready in two to three weeks.
The advantage of knowing you are at high risk for breast cancer is that it opens the door to options for preventing the disease, reducing the risk, or detecting the disease at an early stage, when treatment is more likely to succeed.
Any woman concerned about her breast cancer risk is welcome to make an appointment to discuss the possibility of genetic testing.