Who should get a mammogram?
The American College of Radiology (ACR) guidelines recommend a baseline mammogram at the age of 40
and a yearly screening afterwards for women of average risk.
Full ACR mammogram recommended guidelines to keep in mind for women of varying risk levels:
• Begin annually at age 40* for average risk patients
• Begin annually at age 30 for high-risk patients (≥20% lifetime risk)
• Intermediate risk (15-20% lifetime risk) patients can also begin screening at age 30.
• Please encourage tomosynthesis (3D mammogram) – It increases cancer detection rate and decreases callback rate.
*A written doctors order will be required for patients under 40 to schedule a screening mammogram.