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The Imaging Center at St. Mary Medical Center is one of the first Breast Centers in the City of Long Beach to obtain a state-of-the-art digital mammography unit. It has recently added a new mammography unit, along with a new radiology workstation that allows radiologists to view various modalities. The Imaging Center relocated during the summer of 2013 to 1045 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 105, Long Beach, CA 90813.

The center, which has been providing mammograms and diagnostic imaging services in the Long Beach and surrounding communities since 1984, is accredited by the American College of Radiology and certified by the Federal Drug Administration. The new center operates more efficiently with a beautiful, new interior that is appealing to patients.

The Imaging Center at St. Mary offers a variety of programs for mammography.

The Cancer Detection Program: Every Woman Counts

This program is funded by the State of California and offers a free screening mammogram for women 40 years of age and older who are uninsured and of low or no income. Through this program, women receive a Free clinical breast examination - Free screening mammogram - Free diagnostic mammogram, breast ultrasound and/or breast biopsy, if necessary - Free patient coordination and referral services for the treatment of breast cancer.

Susan G. Komen for Cure Grant Award 

The Imaging Center has been a recipient of the Susan G. Komen Cure Grant Award annually since 2002. The grant covers diagnostic breast care services for women who are 40 years of age and younger, uninsured and of low or no income. Through this award, women receive a Free diagnostic mammogram - Free breast ultrasound and/or breast biopsy, if necessary - Free patient coordination and referral services for the treatment of breast cancer. A written referral from a primary care physician is necessary to take advantage of this program.

Family Pact Program

This program covers one screening mammogram per year for women 40 years of age and older.

Accreditation

 
St. Mary Medical Center is accredited in mammography by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed.

Additional Services

In addition to breast care services, the center offers a variety of imaging services:  Bone Density Testing (DEXA Scan) to determine the presence of Osteoporosis - A variety of ultrasound examinations  and Diagnostic Radiology Services (X-rays).

To schedule an appointment, please call (562) 432-0079. We are located on the campus of St. Mary Medical Center at:

1045 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 105, Long Beach, CA 90813

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. We accept Medi-Cal, Medicare and most major insurance plans including HMO plans under St. Mary IPA.

Please contact us by email or call 1-888-4STMARY (888-478-6279) for more information.

 

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St. Mary Medical Center Long Beach
1050 Linden Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813
(562) 491-9000