OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

Rockford, Illinois

Mammography

Digital Mammography: 2D and 3D

ACR Mammography OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center offers 2D and 3D digital mammography. Mammography can detect breast cancer at an early stage, when treatment is more effective and a cure is more likely.

Advances in mammography, including the invention of FDA-approved digital mammography, can be credited with detecting 80 to 90 percent of breast cancers in women without symptoms. 

Our 3D mammography services, when combined with a conventional 2D mammography, results in earlier cancer detection than conventional 2D mammography alone.

Schedule a Digital Mammogram

Can't find the time to get a mammogram? It's time to make it. Did you know that getting a life-saving mammogram only takes about 10 minutes? At any of our OSF HealthCare locations, we promise you a comfortable atmosphere, highly trained physicians and excellent support programs.

Digital Mammography Instructions (PDF - 95.5 KB)

Convenient weekend and evening appointments are available for screening mammograms.

Walk-in Mammography

No scheduling needed, just walk-in to one of our facilities listed below and get your screening same day. Look for days and times listed below each facility that offers Walk-In Mammography.
 

OSF Saint Anthony Women's Center

Services offered: 3D screening and diagnostic mammography, breast MRI and biopsy, screening ultrasound, and bone density

To schedule an appointment, call Central Scheduling at (815) 395-5444.

Walk-in mammography and screenings are offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

OSF Center for Health - Rock Cut

Services offered: 3D screening mammography and bone density.

To schedule an appointment, call Central Scheduling at (815) 395-5444.

Walk-in mammography and screening are offered from noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

OSF Center for Health - Belvidere

Services offered: 3D screening mammography and bone density.

To schedule an appointment, call Central Scheduling at (815) 395-5444.

Walk-in mammography and screening are offered from noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday

Dense Breast Tissue?

Some patients may be informed that they have dense breast tissue. The automated breast ultrasound system (ABUS) is approved by the FDA for breast cancer screening. Used in conjunction with mammography, ABUS improves cancer detection in dense breast tissue. Learn more about ABUS .

Who Should Get a Mammogram?

The American Cancer Society's recommendations for early breast cancer detection are:

  • Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health.
  • Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) as part of a periodic (regular) health exam by a health professional, preferably every three years. After age 40, women should have a breast exam by a health professional every year.
  • Breast self exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s. Women should report any breast changes to their health professional right away.