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Schedule your mammogram. River Falls Area Hospital offers a full range of services including digital mammograms, breast biopsies and digital MRIs of the breast, if needed. The cost of mammograms is fully covered by health insurance.

Breast care

Because early detection is the best protection against breast cancer, River Falls Area Hospital offers comprehensive breast care services, including digital mammography.

Digital mammograms
for breast cancer detection

A digital mammogram is like traditional film screen mammogram. Both use X-rays to generate images of the breast.

However, instead of using film to capture and record the image, a digital mammogram uses a special detector to capture and convert X-ray energy into a digital image, making the images immediately available to the radiologist for diagnosis.

The benefit to patients is there is no waiting for film to be developed, reducing the time patients spend at River Falls Area Hospital, as well as reducing the need for repeat exams due to under or over exposure.

Our medical imaging department is licensed and/or certified by the state of Wisconsin and by the American College of Radiology.

3-D mammograms

If you have dense breast tissue you may benefit from having a 3-D mammogram. Also known as digital breast tomosynthesis, 3-D mammography creates more detailed images of your breast.

Screening recommendations

Early detection is the best protection because finding breast cancer early improves the likelihood that treatment will be successful. Mammograms are safe and effective in detecting breast cancer in its earliest stage.

We make these recommendations for screening mammography if you have an average risk for breast cancer, based on American Cancer Society guidelines:

  • age 40-44: mammograms are optional
  • age 45-54: have a mammogram every year
  • age 55 & older: have a mammogram every year or transition to having one every two years
  • continue to have mammograms as long as your health is good

If you have a higher than average risk for breast cancer, your health care provider may recommend a different schedule. Talk to your health care provider about your risk level. Together, you can decide what screening schedule is right for you.