Mammograms at MUSC Health

Radiology technician talking to patient in front of the mammography machine.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, but early detection through regular mammograms can significantly increase the chances of successful treatment. MUSC Health is committed to making it easier than ever for women to take control of their breast health by providing convenient breast cancer screening locations across South Carolina, all backed by the state’s only NCI-designated cancer center. 

To schedule your annual mammogram at one of our locations, schedule here or contact us at the numbers in the specific locations below. At MUSC Health, we maintain images and reports. If you receive abnormal mammogram results, our Hollings Cancer Center, East Cooper Medical Pavilion and MUSC West Ashley Medical Pavilion (starting January 2024) locations offer diagnostic breast imaging services and biopsies to provide your care team with more information. 

Early Detection of Breast Cancer Saves Lives

Guidelines from the American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) recommend annual mammogram screening for women aged 40 and older. By prioritizing regular screenings, you take a proactive step towards early detection, increasing the chances of successful treatment and improved outcomes. If you believe you are at risk for breast cancer, please contact your health care provider, as some women may benefit from a high-risk breast evaluation.

At MUSC Health, we maintain your mammography images and reports. Upon request, we can easily send your previous mammograms and reports to another facility. Please visit Medical Records at MUSC Health or call 843-792-3881 for more information.

What is a Mammogram?

A mammogram is a specialized breast cancer screening that uses low-dose X-rays to detect abnormalities in breast tissue. Mammogram screening is an essential tool for early detection and can help doctors identify potential signs of breast cancer before you notice any symptoms. 

Do Mammograms Hurt?

We understand that you may have concerns about discomfort during a mammogram screening. You can be assured that our experienced team ensures that your comfort and well-being are prioritized throughout the process. While some women may experience minor temporary discomfort or pressure, the procedure is generally quick and tolerable.

How Long Does a Mammogram Take?

On average, mammogram screening typically takes about 20 minutes. Individual factors such as breast size and any additional tests needed can influence the length of a mammogram screening.

Mobile Mammography

MUSC Hollings Cancer Center was proud to launch its state-of-the-art Mobile Health Unit in 2022, bringing cancer screening and education services to underserved communities in South Carolina. Through this initiative, we strive to make mammograms more accessible and ensure that all women have the opportunity to prioritize their breast health.