Hermel Breast Health Center

The importance of mammography.

The Emerson Hospital Hermel Breast Health Center in Concord and mammography services in Westford bring together two teams dedicated to your health. Advanced technology. Highly trained staffs. Facilities designed for comfort, convenience and privacy. In other words, just what you need during a sensitive time.

Inside the Hermel Breast Health Center, you’ll find:

3D Imaging Technology

Tomosynthesis, the 3D imaging technology, is offered in both our Concord and Westford locations. Tomosynthesis addresses a long-standing imaging challenge. The breast must be compressed during a mammogram in order to turn the three-dimensional structure into a two-dimensional image through which abnormalities may be detected. However, dense breasts can have overlapping tissue that causes image distortion, potentially resulting in a false positive and associated anxiety from having to return for a repeat mammogram. In fact, studies show that tomosynthesis reduces the patient callback rate by up to 40 percent.

Tomosynthesis takes approximately four seconds longer per view while in compression than a mammogram. The exam exposes patients to slightly more radiation, but is still below government safety guidelines.

Your team. Your hospital.

Our experienced team provides personal attention, technical expertise and conscientious follow-through during and after your visit. At the Hermel Breast Health Center, your questions and concerns are always addressed candidly, respectfully and attentively.

To learn more about your mammogram experience, visit our Yeatts Radiology Center.

Screening Guidelines

The American Cancer Society recommends a baseline mammogram at age 40 and an annual mammogram thereafter. Some women are at greater risk and may require earlier or more frequent imaging. Because some cancers are not visible on mammograms, monthly self-examination and an annual breast exam by a physician are important for early cancer detection.

Screenings are typically scheduled one to two months in advance of your appointment.


Hermel Breast Health Center in Concord, Massachusetts

T: 978-287-8107

Bone Density Screenings at Hermel Breast Health Center

Mammography Center in Westford, Massachusetts

T: 978-287-8107