Mammograms in South Nashville

Exceptional breast health services are offered by the specialists at TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center. Whether you are experiencing abnormal symptoms or are coming in for routine breast cancer screenings, you will receive high-quality care with advanced technology.

Breast health exams

Routine breast health screenings and exams in women 40 years old and older can increase the chances of successfully treating breast cancer. Women younger than 40 years old also benefit from breast health exams if there are abnormal symptoms that may point to cancer or other diseases.

As part of these screenings, we may perform various exams to determine traits of cysts, tumors and anomalies. Some of these diagnostic imaging tests include:

  • Biopsies
  • Bone density testing through dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans
  • Mammograms
  • Ultrasounds


Mammograms use low-dose radiation X-rays to take pictures of breast tissue. The breast being scanned is placed between special plates and compressed, which allows a clearer image. The Women's Imaging Center at TriStar Southern Hills East uses 3D mammography to create a more comfortable experience for our patients. The exam will last 30-45 minutes and may cause some discomfort. Tell the technician if you feel any pain. To reduce discomfort, schedule an exam for a week after your period. You can also talk to your doctor about taking an over-the-counter pain reliever.

When to get a mammogram

It is recommended that women aged 40 and older get a mammogram every two years. Women who are at high risk for breast cancer (e.g., have a family history of this type of cancer) may need to have mammograms starting at an earlier age and more often. Talk to your doctor about what is best for you.

How to prepare for your mammogram:

On the day of your exam:

  • Do not apply deodorant, lotion, perfume or powder near or on the breasts or under the arms
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothes
  • Remove all jewelry
  • Avoid caffeinated beverages
  • Bring copies of previous mammogram results when possible

Mammogram appointments

Women's Imaging Center at TriStar Southern Hills East  is less than one mile northeast of the main hospital campus. The address is:

510 Recovery Road, Suite 101
Nashville, TN 37211

To schedule your mammogram, please call (615) 695-7226.

Breast health at TriStar Health

From regular checkups and screenings to the latest imaging technologies and treatments, you can access all our expert breast care services at our convenient location.

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