Diagnostic Services


Perry County Memorial Hospital's mammography department is accredited by the American College of Radiology and offers technologically-advanced diagnostic imaging and radiology services.

The care you receive involves state-of-the-art technology for screening and evaluation of breast cancer, including digital mammography for faster, more accurate exams.  Our hospital utilizes Hologic Genius™ 3D Mammography™  

3D mammography offers a number of advantages and patient conveniences:

  • Reduced callbacks by up to 40% compared to 2D
  • Exam results are more accurate than 2D alone, detecting 20-65% more invasive breast cancers
  • Provide better, earlier breast cancer detection
  • Greater accuracy for women across a variety of ages and breast densities
  • FDA approved as superior for women with dense breasts
  • 3.7 second scan time

A good analogy for 3D mammography is like thinking of the pages in a book.  If you look down at the cover you cannot see all of the pages-but when you open it up, you can go through the entire book page-by-page to see everything between the covers. 

We know a mammogram may not be the most comfortable experience, we continue to use MammoPads during mammograms to ensure the most comfortable mammographic experience for our patients. MammoPads reduce discomfort during an exam by providing a soft foam pad to cushion the breast while also providing a warmer surface.

Preparing for a Mammogram

Do not wear deodorant, talcum powder or lotion under your arms or on your breasts on the day of the exam. These items can appear as calcium spots on a mammogram.

Mammograms for the Uninsured

The East Missouri Action Agency (EMMA) offers mammograms to the uninsured. To take advantage of this program, contact the EMAA at 573-431-5191 or toll free at 800-392-8663.

Contact Us

PCMH Radiology Department
For questions: 573-768-3295
To schedule an appointment: 573-547-4288

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