Regular mammograms are important for your health
Your healthcare provider will notify the hospital that you need a Mammogram and you will receive a phone call from our Central Scheduling Department to schedule your exam.
The contact number for Central Scheduling Department is (603) 356-4905.
Preparing for your mammogram
Patients should take steps to be sure their mammogram and possible diagnosis is as accurate as possible.
Send previous mammograms
If your last mammogram was NOT done at Memorial Hospital, please arrange to have prior films mailed to us a minimum of 2 days prior to your scheduled exam for comparison. A CD of the images is preferred. It is very important that we have prior films; this allows our radiologist to compare the previous and current films a make the best possible diagnosis.
Our mailing address is:
The Memorial Hospital
3073 White Mountain Highway
North Conway, NH 03860
Important steps for the day of your exam:
- Please do not use any deodorant, lotion, powder or perfume on your breast or underarms. The use of personal hygiene products can interfere with your exam.
- Please remove any piercings from the breast area; metallic rings can obscure visualization of the underlying breast.
When you arrive for your appointment:
- Please report directly to the Imaging Department; any of our hospital staff would be happy to guide you in our direction.
- If your exam will be covered by any program other than insurance please provide coupon or information upon check -in at the Front Desk in Imaging.
After your appointment: occasionally you may be called back for additional views and/or ultrasound. A call back does not necessarily mean we found cancer only that the radiologist has requested them in order to view a certain area better.
Memorial mammogram services
Memorial Hospital offer services so you get the best out of your mammogram experience.
Memorial Hospital is certified as a Softer Mammogram Provider, meaning we provide a soft foam cushion called a MammoPad. Cleared by the FDA, the MammoPad was designed by a female breast surgeon for use to make patients more warm, relaxed, and generally comfortable during mammogram procedures while not impairing image quality.
There’s a new tool in the fight to detect breast cancers and Memorial Hospital’s Imaging Department recently introduced its use for the local community. Digital breast tomosynthesis is a technology that creates a three-dimensional image of the breast that is more sensitive and accurate than traditional digital mammography.