Baptist Health Care
Mammography

photo: woman and nurse at mammography machine Our physicians, nurses and health care professionals realize that women's health including breast health is an increasingly important focus in women's lives.

As many as 1 in 8 American women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. When detected and treated early, the chance for cure is nearly 100 percent. The American Cancer Society recommends that all women 40 years of age and older have a screening mammogram every year, in association with an annual clinical breast examination and monthly breast self-exam.


Digital Mammography

At BHC facilities, digital mammograms are provided by the experienced, caring Women's Imaging staff. Our teams are specially trained to guide women through their mammogram experience with compassion and assurance. Digital mammography uses digital receptors and computers, rather than X-ray film. Images are read by highly trained radiologists who provide accurate and efficient turnaround service to provide results to patients and their doctors. A few benefits of digital mammograms are that they allow for a lower radiation dosage and produce improved image quality with greater sensitivity, which makes it easier to spot possible abnormalities.

Preparation

Screening mammograms take about 10 to 15 minutes to perform, and involve taking two images of each breast from two angles. The exam involves standing in front of an X-ray machine, where each of your breasts, one at a time, will be compressed between an adjustable, clear plate. Brief pressure is necessary to flatten the breast for optimal image quality, but lasts only seconds.

To prepare for the screening, please do not use deodorant, talcum powder or lotion under your arms or near your breasts on the day of the mammogram. Notify a member of our staff if you are nursing or if there is a chance you could be pregnant and arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time.


Appointments for screening mammographies are available at any one of our six convenient locations: Baptist Hospital, Gulf Breeze Hospital, Baptist Medical Park – Nine Mile Rd., Jay Hospital, Atmore Community Hospital,and Baptist Medical Park – Navarre.

Make your appointment request online today ( click the buttons below ) or by calling Baptist Mammography Scheduling at (850) 469-7500; press option 1. For Jay Hospital call (850) 675-8030, Atmore Community Hospital, call (251) 368-2500. To find a facility or location nearest you, please call Baptist HealthSource at (850) 434-4080.

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Service Available at:
Baptist Hospital
Gulf Breeze Hospital
Baptist Medical Park – Nine Mile
Baptist Medical Park – Navarre
Atmore Community Hospital
Jay Hospital




Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
We are the only ACR accredited facility in Pensacola for stereotactic breast biopsy. This procedure is an alternative to surgery and being put to sleep. A stereotactic breast biopsy is a test that uses a special computer to guide a needle to an abnormality seen on mammography. A large percentage of these abnormalities are benign and present no health risks. This biopsy is a non-invasive, accurate way to obtain the tissue sample required for diagnosis. The patient returns the following day and gets the results of their biopsy. Many patients are finding this a great alternative to having a surgical biopsy.

Service Available at:
Baptist Hospital

Baptist Health Care is working with Mayo Clinic Care Network to provide the best possible care to patients in our community.