The Hospital of Central Connecticut offers digital screening and diagnostic mammograms.

Screening Mammogram

Screening mammograms can detect breast changes in women with no breast cancer signs or symptoms, including tumors that can't be felt and other breast tissue changes. Computer-aided detection (CAD) reading highlights areas of breast calcification and density. 

The American Cancer Society recommends women 40 and over get a yearly mammogram and conduct monthly self-breast exams. Women with a higher-than-average breast cancer risk should ask their healthcare providers if they should have mammograms before age 40 and how often.

Diagnostic Mammogram

Diagnostic mammograms usually follows an initial screening mammogram which has shown some irregularities, or in cases where a lump, pain, thickening, nipple discharge or a change in breast size or shape has been observed. 

Digital mammography has some advantages over traditional film images for many patients, including:

  • Advanced viewing technology, including zoom capability for better detection of abnormalities
  • The ability to store images electronically and transmit them instantly to physicians within and outside the hospital
  • Less radiation than a traditional breast x-ray
  • Patients do not have to hold their breath while x-rays are being taken

The Hospital of Central Connecticut's radiologists use computer-aided detection (CAD) software to help pinpoint areas of concern. 

The Hospital of Central Connecticut offers digital screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast MRI and ultrasound, breast-specific gamma imaging as well as a variety of breast biopsy procedures. More info >>.

Free mammograms for those who qualify

The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut provides free screening mammograms, diagnostic imaging and biopsies for eligible women. These tests are funded through grants provided by the Charlotte Johnson Hollfelder Foundation, Breast Cancer Alliance, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Connecticut, and other organizations. Women must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the free screening: are under age 65 and have not had a mammogram in the past 12 months; have no insurance or insurance with a high deductible, and have seen a medical provider within the past 2 years. To learn more, please call 860.696.4983.


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