Scheduling your Mammogram
Ask your primary care provider for a mammography screening order. If you don’t have a healthcare provider, please call Munson Healthcare Ask-A-Nurse at 231-935-0951 for help finding one nearby.
Have a provider order? Call to schedule your screening at the following Munson Healthcare locations:
What is Mammography?
Mammography screening produces images of breast tissue to help detect, diagnose, and rule out breast cancer. Low energy X-rays create detailed digital images of the breast to aid in diagnosis.If you’re a woman age 40 or over, make sure to schedule a mammogram with your primary care provider. If you don’t have a family doctor, call Munson Healthcare Ask-A-Nurse at 231-935-0951 for help finding a provider in your area.
Munson Healthcare offers advanced digital mammography at all locations. Because digital images are immediately available, the technologist can evaluate the quality of the images as they are taken. The digital machine is fast, so patients spend less time in uncomfortable positions during their exam and less time in the exam room.
3D Mammography (Digital Breast Tomosynthesis)
Advanced 3D mammography benefits patients by increasing detection of small breast cancers by up to 30 percent. It also reduces call-backs from screening mammograms by as much as 40 percent.
Individuals designated as high-risk or with specific breast conditions are eligible. Patients need a specific 3D mammography order from their provider to obtain the test and not all insurances currently cover this technology. Ask your primary care provider for more information.
Advanced 3D mammography is available at all Munson Healthcare screening locations: