Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women. Hobbs Hospital
provides helpful services to educate women on breast health, and encourage
self-exams and routine screenings. We utilize imaging technology that
may detect breast cancer at the earliest stages, when treatment can be
most effective. The combination of caring technologists and imaging technology
allows us to deliver quality care.
1-575-222-8056 To Schedule a Screening.
Mammography is an X-ray exam of the breasts used to screen for or diagnose
breast cancer. Hobbs Hospital offers digital imaging technology for mammograms.
With digital technology, radiologists can zoom in on particular areas
or change brightness or contrast for even greater visibility, and results
can be read immediately. It offers numerous benefits to women, including:
- Improved accuracy of screening exams, especially for women with dense breast tissue.
- Less radiation exposure.
- Greater image quality, reducing the need for repeat exams.
A breast ultrasound is often used to further evaluate an abnormality found
during a mammogram. Ultrasound allows doctors to see the area closest
to the chest wall, which can be difficult to see using mammography. This
technology also helps doctors determine whether a breast lump is filled
with fluid (a cyst) or is a solid mass.
To schedule a mammogram or other screening exam, please call 1-575-222-8056.
Patients who are self-pay, uninsured, or underinsured should contact our
financial counselors regarding exclusive pricing for mammograms. To speak
with a financial couselor, call
Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis. An order from a physician
or qualified healthcare provider is required. All mammogram reports will
be sent to the physician/provider, and the patient is responsible for
follow-up. Check with your insurance provider to confirm coverage for
a screening mammogram.