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Mammography & 3D Imaging

Breast cancer can affect anyone anytime, regardless of gender, race or age. However, it is estimated that one out of eight women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. That’s why it’s vital to have regular breast screening and mammograms.

The Mammography Program at North Oaks offers affordable, high-quality screening and diagnostic services. Our innovative tools, including mammography and advanced breast imaging exams, such as 3D mammography, can help detect and diagnose breast cancer earlier when it’s more treatable.

What is a mammogram?

A mammogram is a safe, low-dose X-ray image of the breast. There are two kinds of mammography exams – screening (before symptoms occur) and diagnostic (after symptoms occur). Both require a medical provider’s order.

Say, "Yes, mamm," to a 3D mammogram. North Oaks' high-performance 3D mammography unit utilities advanced cancer detection technology built on artificial intelligence (AI). It is designed to focus on your comfort and convenience.

Benefits of 3D mammogram paired with ProFound AI™:

  • More accurate results
  • Faster diagnosis
  • Improved cancer detection
  • Fewer unnecessary callbacks
  • Fewer false positives
  • New comfort design

If you are concerned about radiation exposure, our Senographe Pristina™ mammography unit is the only approved 3D unit that delivers the same low dose as 2D without compromising image quality.

Mammography Program Services Offered at North Oaks

When should you have a mammogram?

Both the American Medical Association and the American College of Radiology have agreed that at:

  • Age 20, you should start performing breast self-exams each month.
  • Age 40+, you should have an annual screening mammogram and a medical provider examination of your breasts.

Where are mammography services provided?

North Oaks Diagnostic Center
15837 Paul Vega, MD, Dr., Hammond, LA 70403

North Oaks – Livingston Parish Medical Complex
17199 Spring Ranch Rd., Livingston, LA 70754

Breast Density

It is essential that women be aware of dense breast tissue and other risk factors. Discuss your risk profile with your healthcare provider, and discuss options for further imaging or testing that might benefit you. For more information on breast density, click here or visit

Education & Support

The North Oaks Mammography Program offers information on the following topics.

  • 3D mammography
  • Bone densitometry
  • Breast MRI
  • Breast self-examination (BSE)
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy

Schedule your 3D mammogram today.
Call North Oaks Patient Scheduling between
7 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Hammond: (985) 230-7777
Livingston: (225) 686-4899

If you are a medical provider and need to send an order, please fax (985) 230-6781.

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