The Importance of Preventive Health Care For Women

In most households, women are the managers of the family – managing work, family schedules, and healthcare. Many of those same women forget about taking care of their own health. White-Wilson Medical Center has seen a decline in preventative health screenings. As the economic climate encourages us to do more with less, it is easy to put our health on the back burner…especially when your health insurance deductible has doubled or you lose your job or coverage.

Recommended Preventive Health Screenings For Women

Women are recommended to have annual health screenings starting at age 18. Learn More >

Mammography

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Mammography is the best way to detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stage and is recommended every year once a woman reaches age 40. Learn More >

Digital Mammography

Our state-of-the-art MAMMOMAT NovationDR system provides numerous benefits over film mammography, including fewer retakes, shorter exam times and more accurate diagnoses. Learn More >

iCAD Second Look®

This sophisticated computer-aided detection system is used to analyze mammograms and provides the benefits of a second opinion without any additional procedures or doctor’s appointments. Learn More >

Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring

CACS is a specialized CT scan that provides detailed computer images of your heart and arteries. It’s quick and painless with no invasive procedures. An excellent preventative screening, it can accurately detect the presence of atherosclerosis and assess the subsequent risk of heart attack. Learn More >

Bone Density/DEXA Scan

A DEXA Scan can detect low bone density before a fracture occurs, determine the rate of bone loss, and monitor the effects of treatment. The procedure is painless, a bit like having an x-ray, but with much less exposure to radiation. Learn More >