Breast Cancer Screening

When Should I Start Having Mammograms


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Patient Stories

Patient StoriesLenora's survival story comes as a result of discovering breast cancer after a receiving a mammogram on the REX Mobile Mammography Unit. She was going along in her busy and all-consuming world, when breast cancer changed her life.

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Mammography processUNC REX offers a wide scope of breast health services for women, including digital mammograms. 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.

Mammography Services

We offer digital mammography services in all of our locations in Wake County: REX Breast Care Center, near UNC REX Hospital at 3100 Duraleigh Road, and at REX Diagnostic Imaging of Cary, Holly Springs, Wakefield and Knightdale. All locations are departments of UNC REX Hospital.

Funding for Mammography services is available for qualified women utilizing both the Breast Care Center and the Mobile Mammography Unit through generous funding from the American Breast Cancer Foundation and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, NC Triangle Affiliate.

REX Mammography provides the following services:

  • Screening and diagnostic mammograms featuring digital mammography
  • Stereotactic vacuum-assisted breast biopsy
  • Core needle biopsies
  • On-site ultrasound
  • Bone mineral density testing with DexaScan

All REX Mammography equipment is certified by the Food and Drug Administration and accredited by the American College of Radiology.

Breast Density Information

North Carolina law requires mammography reports to include breast density information. 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.

3D Mammography at REX3D Breast Tomosynthesis Mammography

In addition to digital mammography, UNC REX is pleased to offer 3D breast tomosynthesis mammography at REX Breast Care Center, located at 3100 Duraleigh Rd and at Rex Diagnostic Imaging of Wakefield.

This new type of mammography produces a 3D image of the breast, allowing radiologists to see more clearly through overlapping breast tissue. The result is a more detailed picture, making breast abnormalities easier to view, even in dense tissue.

There will be an additional charge for this mammogram. Insurance will be filed, but if not covered with your insurance carrier, you will be billed. This exam is FDA approved, but not all insurance companies cover this exam. If you wish to schedule a 3D mammogram, please let our schedulers know when you set up your appointment.

Mobile Mammography

UNC REX also provides screening mammograms through our Mobile Mammography Unit, which travels throughout central North Carolina.

We strive to make UNC 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.

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Schedule a Mammogram

To schedule an appointment for a screening mammogram at one of our fixed site facilities, please complete the form below.

The information from this form may be sent to the scheduling fax number at (919)784-3094 and a representative will contact you to schedule your appointment. We will contact you with your registration and appointment information.

Please note: Diagnostic mammograms require a physician's order.
*Denotes required field

Patient Information

* Gender

Primary Insurance Information

* Policy Holder Gender
* Do you have Secondary Insurance?
* Self Pay

Appointment Information

* Do you have a history of Breast Cancer?
* Are you currently having any problems with your breasts?
* Would you like a standard Digital mammogram or 3D mammogram? (3D mammography may result in an additional out-of-pocket charge and is only offered at the Raleigh and Wakefield locations).

Preferred day for screening mammogram appointment

Preferred time for screening mammogram appointment

* Have you had prior mammograms at Rex?
* Would you like to be called to confirm your appointment?

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Schedule your mammogram today! Call 919-784-3419 or schedule online.

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