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