Diagnostic Imaging Services

Digital Mammography: Lifesaving Technology

St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo offers comprehensive full field digital mammography, screening, diagnostic, and treatment services, and is the only facility in the area certified by the American College of Radiology and the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA).

Early Detection Saves Lives

The clarity, precision, and faster test results of digital mammography have led to the detection and treatment of breast cancer at much earlier stages. Digital mammography has also greatly reduced the likelihood that women will need to return to take additional images.

Mammograms are the most effective way to detect breast cancer early, before women can feel a lump or notice any abnormality in their breast. American Cancer Society recommendations for early breast cancer detection include:

  • Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health.
  • Women at high risk (greater than 20% lifetime risk) should get an MRI and a mammogram every year.
  • Women at moderately increased risk (15% to 20% lifetime risk) should talk with their doctors about the benefits and limitations of adding MRI screening to their yearly mammogram. Yearly MRI screening is not recommended for women whose lifetime risk of breast cancer is less than 15%.

Schedule Your Mammogram

Call (805) 389-5655 to schedule your digital mammogram today!

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