Women's Preventative Health
Take charge of your health with easy, comfortable and convenient care
At The Imaging Center of Murfreesboro, we know you are busy taking care of everyone and everything else and it's sometimes hard to find time to take care of yourself. That's why we offer to schedule your mammogram and bone density exam on the same day so you can cross these important preventative health exams off your list for another year. We offer timely appointments, including same-day, walk-in and Saturday mammography and bone density screenings from 8:30 am-12 pm. Call us with further questions or to schedule an appointment.
Annual Screening Mammography
An annual screening mammogram is recommended for women beginning at age of 40, according to the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI). The American Cancer Society also recommends that women have the choice to begin mammography screening at age 40. For the complete, updated ACS guidelines, click here.
The recommendation for women with a family history of breast cancer can be even earlier.
Talk with your provider to determine when is the best age to being getting annual mammograms. A referral is not required for an annual mammogram, but we will ask for you provider's contact information to share the results.
Bone Density Exams
The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that 55 percent of people age 50 and older in the United States have osteoporosis or low bone mass. Of these, more than 14 million men and 30 million women are affected by this condition.
Are you at risk for osteoporosis? Osteoporosis causes a decrease in bone mass, often referred to as thinning of bone. When this occurs, that patient with osteoporosis will have weaker bones and have a higher risk of bone fracture. If diagnosed early, there are treatments available to slow down bone loss and to treat osteoporosis.
A bone mineral density (DXA) test measures your bone mineral density at your hip and spine, which shows if you're at risk for developing osteopenia or osteoporosis. Find out if you would benefit from a bone density exam.