Hannibal Regional’s Women's Imaging has a state-of-the-art, 3D-Tomosynthesis Digital Mammography unit, in addition to Digital Computer Assisted Technology (CAD). 3D mammography or tomosynthesis has the ability to detect subtle findings while minimizing callbacks for additional testing. This unit is available in both screening and diagnostic mammography studies.
A state of the art stereotactic procedure room with capabilities for 3D localization allows for additional diagnostic technology and minimally invasive procedures to diagnose breast abnormalities.
Hannibal Regional’s Women's Imaging is a comprehensive diagnostic department that is designed to offer rapid response to the needs of the patients. Arrangements are made to meet each patient's medical needs in a timely and effective manner. Under the care of a breast health navigator, this dedicated, individualized service makes it possible for the patient's diagnostic workup to begin as soon as possible.
Meet the Breast Health Navigator
Screening exams available:
- Mammogram (patients do not need a doctor's order) 2D or 3D-Tomosynthesis.
- Ultrasound and breast MRI (at the discretion of your doctor).
- Bone density scans.
If further testing is needed, we also can perform the following tests:
- Diagnostic mammogram (requires a doctor's order) 2D or 3D-Tomosynthesis.
- Diagnostic ultrasound.
- Breast MRI
- MRI-guided breast biopsy
- Stereotactic and 3D guided breast biopsy
- Ultrasound-guided biopsy
- Needle Localization
Outpatient Hours of Operation:
- Hannibal Regional Hospital
- Monday- Friday 07:30am -4:45pm
Preparation instructions for procedure:
Avoid using deodorants, antiperspirants, powders, lotion and creams under the arms or breasts to avoid any metallic particles from showing up on the mammogram from these products
If you have not entered menopause, schedule your mammogram for a week following your menstrual period to have less tender breasts and consider using an over the counter pain reliever one hour prior to the mammogram to reduce any discomfort of the test.
DEXA (bone density):
Do not take calcium supplements or anything containing a large dose of calcium such as antacids 24 hours prior to the test. These might show up on the test giving a false result if they are not entirely dissolved. wear loose fitting clothing that is free of metal zippers and buttons.
If you are prescribed Warfarin (Coumadin), you will need to have a blood test 3 days prior to the biopsy to check you blood clotting factors. Bring a list of your allergies to the test. Wear a tight bra such as a sports bra to the exam as this will help hold compression and the small ice pack that is given after the biopsy.