The American College of Radiology (ACR), the Society of Breast Imaging and other medical associations recommend annual screening mammograms starting at age 40. Screening mammography is appropriate for all women, even those without symptoms, such as breast tenderness or a lump, and those with no family history of cancer.
If you are at high risk for breast cancer (if your mother or sister had breast cancer before the age of 50), then you should talk with your doctor and consider beginning screening with mammography at a younger age and/or with supplemental methods.
For your comfort, Radiology Associates of Hartford offers Hologic SmartCurve mammography paddles at all our locations. The revolutionary design provides a curved compression surface instead of a flat one while producing the same high-quality mammogram images as the traditional flat surface. Getting a mammogram at Radiology Associates of Hartford is a lot more comfortable!
By providing a more comfortable experience, RAH aims to increase the number of women who follow recommendations for annual screening mammography exams and improve the health of our community.
Radiology Associates of Hartford is a digital mammogram and accredited breast imaging facility; a distinction awarded only to an elite group of healthcare facilities. In addition, at RAH we employ technologists who are registered and have completed specialized certification in mammography.