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Regular mammograms can catch breast cancer early. Find a mammography location near you.

Healthy breasts begin with a mammogram

Get screened and keep the odds in your favor.
Nearly 80 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history.

Screening mammograms detect abnormalities when they are too small to feel. Breast cancer doesn't normally show symptoms in its earliest stages. With regular mammograms, breast cancer is more likely treatable when caught early and mammograms can even detect some forms of pre-cancer before the development of a tumor. 
All women should talk with their health care provider about the appropriate timing for screening mammograms, especially women who are age 40 or at high-risk. A schedule will be based upon your individual health. At age 40, any woman may wish to begin regular screening mammograms. By age 45, women should have a screening mammogram and continue to have one at least every other year. 
While we encourage all women to establish care with a Primary Care Provider (PCP), if you have no history of breast cancer, have no current breast issues or concerns, and are eligible for a routine screening mammogram, you are able to self-refer without a physician order.

Prevea provides screening mammograms at three health centers in the Green Bay area and on a mobile mammography vehicle that visits numerous Prevea health centers throughout Wisconsin. For those women who prefer to have a screening mammogram in a hospital setting, our partner hospitals, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls and HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, also offer screening mammogram services with both digital technology and digital technology with 3-D enhancements. They are staffed by registered mammography technologists and are also fully accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). To schedule an appointment at one of our hospital partners, visit MyHSHS.

Types of screening mammograms

Prevea Health offers both digital technology and digital technology with 3-D enhancements. Talk to your provider to determine which option is best for you.

Digital technology, also called full field digital mammography (FFDM) or 2-D technology, has been done for years and is a great choice for women with no or low risk of breast cancer. A digital mammogram uses X-rays to produce an image of the breast, but instead of storing the image directly on film, the image is stored directly on a computer. This allows the recorded image to be magnified for the doctor to take a closer look.

3-D mammography (Tomosynthesis) is a recent advancement in breast imaging technology. Clinical studies have shown that mammography screening using 3-D equipment has a higher cancer detection rate when compared to digital mammography. 

The 3-D mammogram is acquired when the X-ray tube moves in an arc and takes multiple pictures in a few seconds. The images show the breast tissue in separate layers, like the pages of a book. The exam takes about the same amount of time as a digital mammogram. Benefits of 3-D mammography: 

  • A decrease in the number of women recalled for additional mammogram views. 
  • A decrease in the number of breast biopsies with results that are not cancer. 
  • An increase in detection of invasive breast cancer. 
  • Cancer detection up to 15 months earlier, which improves treatment results.

Any woman can have a 3-D mammogram. It is highly recommended for women who are at high-risk for breast cancer.    

Mammography insurance coverage 

Most screening mammograms are covered by your insurance company or Medicare on an annual basis beginning at age 40. We suggest you check with your insurance company for your specific coverage prior to your appointment. It is the patient’s responsibility to understand coverage provided by their individual health plan and whether any co-pay is required. To obtain that information, call the phone number on your insurance card and ask about the 2-D mammogram procedure code 77067 and the 3-D mammogram procedure code 77063. Most insurance plans cover 3-D screening mammography, but there may be exceptions to 100 percent coverage.

Accreditations central to your care

Our breast health program is accredited through the Commission on Cancer (CoC), American College of Radiology (ACR), Mammography Quality Standards Act, Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence and the College of American Pathologists.

Mammography on the move

Mobile mammography provides all the comforts of a traditional health center. It houses both digital technology and digital technology with 3-D enhancements, is staffed by registered mammography technologists and is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). 

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Breast cancer risk assessment program

Women who receive a screening mammogram are given an initial risk assessment score. If it's identified a person is high-risk or moderate risk with special risk factors, a referral to Prevea Breast Surgery’s high-risk program will be recommended. Our risk assessment services are offered in Green Bay. Call (920) 272-3350.

Life-saving screening at work

Your employees can have their routine screening mammogram at your place of business and just steps away from their desk. Prevea’s breast health experts bring our mobile mammography vehicle to you. To inquire about these opportunities, click here

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Screening mammograms are available at three health centers in the Green Bay area and on a mobile mammography vehicle that visits numerous Prevea Health centers throughout Wisconsin.