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North Oaks: Screening 3D mammograms for $50 in Oct.

North Oaks: Screening 3D mammograms for $50 in Oct.

Author: Action News 17/Sunday, September 15, 2019/Categories: Front Page, Latest Stories


HAMMOND---A mammogram can find a breast cancer lump earlier, when it’s much smaller and more easily treatable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average size of a lump found through an annual mammogram is one-eighth the size of a lump found through occasional self-exams.

To encourage more women, age 40 and older, to have an annual mammogram, North Oaks Diagnostic Center is offering a $50 cash price for screening 3D mammograms during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. Bone density scans that screen for osteoporosis also are available for $50, and both screenings can be scheduled together for $70 at a savings of $30. To schedule a screening with a provider’s order, call North Oaks Scheduling between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekdays at (985) 202-5469. Weekday and limited Saturday appointments will be available.

The cash prices cover exam costs and a radiologist’s reading fees. Insurance companies will not be charged. Any additional medical procedure deemed necessary would follow normal billing processes.

In May, North Oaks became the first facility in Louisiana to launch 3D mammography with Profound AI™, the most advanced, FDA-approved cancer detection software available. Unlike traditional 3D mammography platforms, Profound AI™ combines advanced 3D imaging technology with deep learning, artificial intelligence to find hidden cancer sooner. Patients benefit from accurate results, faster diagnosis and fewer unnecessary callbacks.

At North Oaks, mammograms are performed by an all-female staff, and flexible paddles are used to distribute compression more evenly across the breast for comfort.

North Oaks Diagnostic Center is located at 15837 Paul Vega, M.D., Drive on the North Oaks Medical Center campus.

For more information on 3D mammography at North Oaks Diagnostic Center, visit www.northoaks.org/3Dmammo.
 
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