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Mammography & 3D Imaging

Breast cancer can touch anyone anytime, regardless of gender, race or age. However, it is estimated that one out of eight women will develop breast cancer during their 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 picture of the breast. There are two kinds of mammography exams—screening (before symptoms occur) and diagnostic (after symptoms occur). Both require a 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. Click here to learn more about our new 3D unit, the Senographe Pristina™.

Mammography Program Services Offered at North Oaks

When should you have a mammogram?

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 physician examination of your breasts

Where are Mammography Services provided?

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

North Oaks-Livingston Parish Medical Complex
17199 Spring Ranch Road Livingston, LA 70754

Breast Density

It is essential that women are aware of dense breast tissue and other risk factors. Be sure to discuss your risk profile with your health care provider and 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 Department offers information on the following topics. Click the link to download.

Schedule your 3D mammogram today.
Call North Oaks Patient Scheduling between
7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (M-F):

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

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