All screenings and tests are performed by one of our mammography registered radiologic technologists. X-rays and exams are then read by a board-certified radiologist. For a mammogram, the breast is pressed between two plates to carefully and as comfortably as possible spread the tissue. The compression only lasts a few seconds. The entire procedure for a screening mammogram takes about 15-20 minutes.
Many women do not realize that you can choose who performs your mammogram. In North Carolina, it is not necessary to have a physician refer you.
The Women’s Imaging Suite, located on the main floor of High Point Medical Center Hospital, features state-of-the-art equipment and an experienced staff sensitive to the special needs of women. It is accredited by the American College of Radiology and certified by the Federal Drug Administration.