CaroMont Imaging

Patient Information

To schedule your procedure for the time and location most convenient for you, please call 704-671-5300.

Mammogram

Screening mammography is the most effective method used to identify breast cancer early. Early detection saves lives. Women 40 years of age and older are encouraged to have annual screening mammograms.

How should I prepare for a mammogram?

  • We will ask you to remove your clothing from the waist up and change into a gown, so it is most convenient to wear a two piece outfit.
  • Avoid wearing powders or deodorants.
  • Avoid scheduling your mammogram just before or during your menstrual period if your breasts tend to be sensitive to pressure during that time.
  • If you have breast implants, please let the technologist know at the time of your mammogram so the most appropriate procedure is used to take your images.
  • If you have symptoms, such as a lump in your breast, a screening mammogram may not be appropriate and our physicians may want to schedule you for a diagnostic mammogram or ultrasound instead.

How much does a screening mammogram cost?

Insurance covers the cost of a screening mammogram. If a woman does not have insurance, there are other funding sources available for those who qualify so there is no out of pocket expense for the woman having the mammogram. CaroMont Health can confirm eligibility for funding during a short registration process which typically takes less than ten minutes in person or by telephone.

To pre-qualify for Komen grant funding, please call 704.834.4375.

Where can I go to have my mammogram?

CaroMont Imaging offers mammography services at three locations in Gastonia and Belmont. We also provide the same high quality digital screening mammography on our mobile mammography unit at multiple locations throughout our community. If you are interested in scheduling the mobile mammography unit, please click here (holly.powell@caromonthealth.org)

How do I schedule my mammogram?

Call CaroMont Imaging at 704.671.5300 to schedule your mammogram at one of our locations or to confirm an appointment for a specific date and location on our mobile screening coach.