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State-of-the-Art Digital Mammography

The Imaging Center provides screening and diagnostic breast imaging in Long Beach and the surrounding communities.


Breast Imaging and Bone Density Services

The Imaging Center at St. Mary Medical Center has a state-of-art 3D breast digital mammography unit which helps to identify more invasive breast cancers with greater accuracy. Every mammogram is read by a board-certified radiologist.

The Imaging Center makes scheduling your mammogram screening easy. You can self-refer for your annual screening mammogram by calling (562) 432-0079.

In addition to breast care services, the center offers Bone Density Testing (DEXA Scan) to determine the presence of Osteoporosis. We also offer a variety of ultrasound studies including OB, Pelvic, Breast, Abdominal as well as Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsies.

Every Woman Counts

We participate in the Every Woman Counts program which provides access to screening and diagnostic breast services to medically underserved, low-income individuals​.


The Imaging Center makes scheduling your mammogram easy. Why is it so important? Mammograms help doctors detect abnormalities and changes in breast tissue before symptoms develop.

And now, our new 3D mammography helps to identify more invasive breast cancers with greater accuracy. Board-certified radiologists read every mammogram. Early detection and treatment of breast cancer can be life-saving. Let us make it easy for you to take the preventive screening that could make all the difference.

St. Mary's Imaging Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology for Mammography services.

Bone Density Screening

At St. Mary’s Imaging Center, we care for you from birth through life’s changes. For wellness and prevention to help you age gracefully, we offer bone density assessment.

Osteoporosis is a bone-thinning disease that can lead to debilitating fractures, typically in the spine, hip and wrist. Although the condition is often considered a “women’s diseases,” men may also be affected.

Many people don’t know they have osteoporosis until they have a fracture or have a bone density scan, also known as a bone mineral density (BMD) test. A bone density scan is a simple, non-invasive test that measures a person’s bone density or volume of calcium and minerals within bone tissue.

Bone density screening can help to:

  • Detect osteoporosis before a fracture occurs
  • Predict your chance of fracturing in the future
  • Determine your rate of bone loss and/or monitor the effects of treatment

The Nation Osteoporosis Foundation recommends you have a bone density test if:

  • You are a woman age 65 or older
  • You are a man age 70 or older
  • You break a bone after age 50
  • You are a woman of menopausal age with risk factors
  • You are a postmenopausal woman under age 55 with risk factors
  • You are a man age 50 – 69 with risk factors

A bone density test may also be necessary if you have any of the following:

  • An X-ray of your spine showing a break or bone loss in your spine
  • Back pain with a possible break in your spine
  • Height loss of ½ inch or more within one year
  • Total height loss of 1 ½ inches from your original height


Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

We accept Medi-cal, Medi-Care, some Medi-Cal HMO programs, and most major health insurance plans.

Learn More

If you would like more information or need to schedule an appointment, please call (562) 432-0079.

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