Mammography for Women: Compassionate and Competent Service
Mammography services at Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) offer effective diagnostics in a manner that is considerate of each woman’s needs.
Excellence in Imaging
Our mammography services have earned a "5-star" rating in patient satisfaction surveys.
What is a Mammogram?
A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. Mammograms use a very low dose of radiation to help detect tumors, masses, calcifications and other abnormalities in the breast.
Usually, screening mammograms are performed routinely on women over age 40 with no apparent symptoms of breast cancer (such as annually or every other year). Diagnostic mammogram may be recommended when more in-depth study is needed (for example, when a lump can be felt). Compared to the screening mammogram, the diagnostic mammogram will take a greater number of X-rays to look for unusual masses.
A minimally invasive breast biopsy may be a next step after diagnostic mammography. The biopsy provides more analysis than the mammogram.
Our comprehensive breast mammography services include routine screening mammograms and more comprehensive diagnostic mammograms.
How to Prepare for Your Procedure
On the day of the exam, please arrive 20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. Please wear a blouse or top. Do not use deodorant, powder, perfume, creams or lotions on your breast or under arm area. Residue from the products may interfere with mammogram results. The mammogram procedure takes twenty-five (25) minutes to perform. Depending on the view of your breast to be taken, you will be asked to sit or stand. Some women may experience slight discomfort, but the procedure is not harmful and will not damage breast tissue.
The team is composed of individuals with extensive experience in mammography, including:
- Board-certified surgeons
- Licensed mammography technologists
Locations and Hours
Mammograms are performed at CDH Convenient Care Centers and at the Breast Health Center located within CDH.
Convenient Care Centers are located in Bartlett, Bloomingdale, Naperville, St. Charles and Wheaton.
Central DuPage Hospital offers extended hours to fit most schedules:
Central DuPage Hospital
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL 60190
Call for an Appointment
Appointments are available on weekdays, evening and weekends.
Please call (630) 933-5000 to schedule a mammogram. A physician referral is required.