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3D/2D Digital Mammography | Muscatine Radiology


To learn more about our new 3D Mammography Service, please click here! 3D Mammography Informational Flyer

As an FDA certified digital mammography center, Muscatine Radiology provides patients with the full spectrum of breast services on site – both screening, diagnostic and ultrasound. Patients do not even have to leave our clinic! As with all our services breast exams are all performed under one roof within our comfortable facility.

With digital mammography, low energy x-rays pass through the breast exactly like conventional mammograms but are recorded digitally instead of transferred to film. This electronic image can be displayed on a video monitor like a TV or printed onto film. Again, this is similar to digital cameras that produce a digital picture which can be displayed on a computer screen or printed on paper.

Recent studies show that the call-back rate from screenings (needing to return for additional diagnostic imaging after a screening mammogram) was improved with 3D digital mammography than screen-film systems. That is, fewer women needed to return for extra views with 3D digital imaging. This is in part due to the ability of the radiologist to magnify an image and change contrast with 3D digital systems. Since digital images are available within seconds of exposure, interventional procedures such as needle localizations requiring x-ray guidance are much faster for the patient. The time the breast is in compression is shorter, thus enhancing the patient’s mammography experience and follow-up care.

You will not need a doctor’s referral for a baseline routine screening, so call today to schedule your initial exam. Routine mammograms are the best method of early breast cancer detection. If it’s been a while, please make a point this month to administer a self-exam, or call us to schedule a 3D digital baseline mammogram. Also, please encourage your loved ones to do the same.

While there is no sure way to avoid breast cancer, making healthy lifestyle choices may help lower the risk of the disease and have the added bonus of cutting the risk of heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, and osteoporosis.


If your mammogram leads to a breast biopsy know what happens next:

Can’t Afford a Mammogram?

We can help!

Muscatine Radiology was gifted funds from the Wilton, Iowa Softball/Baseball’s “Take a Swing at Breast Cancer” fundraiser.  With a donation of over $3,500 and a match from the Muscatine Radiology, Radiologists the Muscatine Radiology Mammogram Assistance Program (MAP) was developed with the hopes of providing life-saving mammograms to persons living in the Wilton, Durant,  and Muscatine County areas.  If you or someone you know is forgoing an annual mammogram because of the cost, please have them call Muscatine Radiology @ 563-263-3400 for details on how they can receive a cost-free mammogram.  Application/Information forms are also available here:

MAP Application

MAP Informational Sheet



Muscatine Radiology, an affiliate of Strategic Radiology, agrees with Strategic Radiology(SR) in regards to the United States Preventative Services Task Force’s(USPSTF) revised Mammography Guidelines.

Click on the link to read a press release that outlines Muscatine Radiology and Strategic Radiology’s joint stance on screening mammography recommendations: SR Responds To USPSTF Guidelines

 Muscatine Radiology still suggests:

Women ages 35-40 get a baseline mammogram.

Women ages 40+ get an annual mammogram.



PLEASE CALL 563-263-3400 and ask for the mammography department if you have questions!



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