Rex Mammography Services
Rex offers a wide scope of breast health services for women, including digital mammograms. We have digital mammography services available at all of our five convenient locations: Rex Breast Care Center, near Rex Hospital at 3100 Duraleigh Road, and Rex Mammography Services of Cary, Holly Springs, Wakefield and Knightdale. All locations are departments of Rex Hospital.
Digital mammography uses essentially the same mammography system as conventional mammography, but the system is equipped with a digital receptor and a computer instead of a film cassette. With digital view mammography, images are acquired digitally and displayed immediately on the system monitor, providing a clearer and easier to read view for physicians.
North Carolina law now requires mammography reports to include breast density information. The new law signed on July 23, 2013, standardizes dense breast tissue reporting to patients. With this law, North Carolina joins several other states to standardize dense breast tissue reporting.
The legislation is designed to improve breast cancer detection and prevention through educating patients about dense breast tissue and how it can conceal abnormalities during mammographic procedures, and encourages patients to actively participate in their screening surveillance protocol with their healthcare providers.
What is breast density?
Breasts are made up of a mixture of fibrous or glandular tissue and fatty tissue. Your breasts are considered dense if you have a lot of fibrous or glandular tissue but not much fat.
For more information, visit the American College of Radiology and search breast density.
Get a Mammogram Close to Your Home
Rex also provides mammograms through our Mobile Mammography Unit, the only one in Wake County.
We strive to make Rex the best local resource for women by providing education on early detection and breast health, prompt diagnosis and a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. Our physicians and staff are devoted to the prevention and treatment of breast cancer through cutting-edge therapies and individualized care plans.
Pre-register and schedule an appointment
You can schedule an appointment online at any of the Rex Breast Care Centers. Or you can schedule your mammogram over the phone by calling 919-784-3419.
You may pre-register on-line for your upcoming mammogram at the Wakefield, Knightdale, Cary and Holly Springs locations on our Patient Pre-Registration page.
To find out more about Rex mammography services, call us at (919) 784-6186 or toll free at (888) 784-3094.