Reedsburg Area Medical Center is excited to offer a 3D mammography machine that promises more accurate results and fewer callbacks. Patients have the option when it comes to mammograms. While traditional 2D mammograms will still be available, women are encouraged to try the 3D option. In some cases, insurance will cover 100% of the test.
For questions on 3D Mammography, or to schedule an appointment, please call 608-768-6229.
Prior to making an appointment for 3D mammography, please check with your insurance provider to determine coverage.
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IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINE AND SCREENING MAMMOGRAMS
You may have seen in the news that the COVID-19 vaccine can cause an inflammation or changes to the lymph nodes in the armpit of the vaccinated arm. This is normal and temporary. Therefore, RAMC is asking that patients receive their screening mammogram 6 weeks after receiving their COVID-19 vaccination.
Should you have a COVID-19 vaccination appointment and a scheduled screening mammogram within 6 weeks of each other, we request that you delay your screening mammogram appointment. We do have same day walk in appointments available and may be able to accommodate you. Please give us a call at 608-524-6487. Further, as we place our reminder calls to our patients, we are assisting in this by asking your COVID-19 vaccination history. Thank you!
The new technology allows for a 41% increase in detection of invasive cancers, earlier detection than traditional 2D, and best of all, a 40% decrease in the number of unnecessary callbacks. Even though the new machine has been reported to be more comfortable than getting a traditional mammogram, technologists agree that it's never going to be the most enjoyable thing to do. That, along with the reduction in stress and worry, is why the 40% decrease in callbacks is such an impressive statistic.
One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Eight out of nine women who do develop breast cancer have no family history. The numbers are scary, but there’s more reason than ever to be hopeful: with early detection, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is almost 100%.