womens services

Breast Health

St. Helena breast-cancer screening services

Adventist Health St. Helena Women’s Center offers a complete range of breast-screening services. As an FDA-certified mammography facility, the center performs thousands of studies a year.

With its experienced and highly skilled staff, specially trained radiologists and state-of- the-art diagnostic equipment, the center offers patients high-quality, comprehensive mammography services. We pride ourselves in offering superior customer service in a warm, comfortable atmosphere.

Screening mammograms

Mammography is a low-dose X-ray of the breasts used to detect cancer or other problems before a lump becomes large enough to be felt. The National Cancer Institute recommends women over 40 have a screening mammogram every one to two years; the American Cancer Society recommends a mammogram for women over 40 every year.

The center offers state-of-the art digital mammography equipment for screening mammograms. Digital mammography provides a detailed electronic picture of the breast and can detect early and highly curable cancers too small to be felt.

With digital mammography, radiologists reading the studies can electronically manipulate the digital images, potentially saving patients from undergoing additional views and radiation. Mammography images are interpreted within a 24 hours by a radiologist with specialized mammography training.

Results are sent to you and your referring physician by mail within 10 days. You can also access your results in MyAdventistHealth, your secure online medical record source for all your health information.