Clay County Hospital
    83825 Highway 9
    P. O. Box 1270
    Ashland, AL 36251
    (256) 354-1169

    Mammography is primarily used for screening patients for early detection of breast cancer. Diagnostic mammography follows patients with a suspected or known breast issues. Our mammography department is staffed with specially trained and ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) certified technologists, who are committed to providing the best quality care and expertise to all their patients. Our mammography department follows MQSA (Mammography Quality Standards Act) guidelines and is certified by the ACR (American College of Radiology), the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the State of Alabama.

    Here at Clay County Hospital, we are proud of our Fujifilm Aspire HD, Full Field Digital Mammography equipment. We strive to have the best digital imaging solutions. Our mammography equipment is designed to improve image quality, enhance patient outcomes and have the workflow moving smoothly.

    In mammography, our radiologist use CAD (computer-aided detection) to assist in interpreting mammographic images. This computer software searches and alerts the radiologists of any abnormal areas of the breast that would require further analysis. The CAD system aids in early detection of breast cancer.

    All these features address the needs of clinicians, technologists and patients while offering high quality digital imaging. The Aspire HD offers revolutionary imaging advances with a comfort-conscious machine. Adjustments to the gantry angle, height and compression level are easy for technologists to make. The Acquisition Workstation improves our technologists' workflow, offering a variety of ways to view, confirm and adjust images.

    Things to remember on the day of your mammogram:

    Bring a Picture I.D. and your Insurance Cards
    Wear a blouse that can be easily removed
    Do not wear deodorant or powder on your chest or under arms
    Be sure to have a Doctor's order
    Inform the technologist of your family History of Breast Cancer, previous biopsies on your breast and how to locate your previous mammogram films.

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