Breast cancer will affect an average of one in eight women sometime in their life. The primary role of Mammography is to identify breast cancer in its earliest stages. It is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in women. Studies show mammograms are still the most effective way of detecting — and therefore treating and beating — breast cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends that all women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health. In addition, women with certain risk factors should discuss an appropriate screening program with their physician. The key to mammography screening is that it be done routinely — once is not enough.
Bear River Valley Hospital is proud to be recognized as a certified Pink Ribbon Facility. This means that our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art technology including diagnostic and screening services, digital mammography with computer-aided detection (CAD), breast ultrasound, biopsy procedures, and educational services.
Digital mammography is the newest and most technologically advanced way of taking images of the breast. Instead of using film to record the image, digital mammography takes an electronic image of the breast and sends it to a computer monitor. This gives radiologists and doctors the ability to manipulate the images in order to get the most information possible.
Our staff at Bear River Valley Hospital does everything we can to make our patients as comfortable as possible. Our mammograms are done with the MammoPad Breast Cushion. The cushion provides a soft foam pad between you and the mammography machine, therefore you will receive the best imaging quality and comfort technology that is available.
A diagnostic care coordinator is available to help patients with an abnormal mammogram feel more comfortable and informed as they proceed with follow-up care. Working with the patient and her physician, the coordinator can schedule recommended procedures and offer guidance, reassurance, and education along the way.
We know that getting test results from a diagnostic mammogram can be a worrisome process. Because of this, we offer same-day test results for our patients with breast health concerns.
Each mammography technologist at Bear River Valley Hospital is certified by the ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) and works closely with our board certified radiologist’s to provide each patient the personalized and professional care they deserve.
Scheduling a Screening Mammogram
We understand that many of our patients are busy. To accommodate various schedules we offer extended hours and flexible scheduling. Appointments are generally available from Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. We also schedule appointments on Saturdays and evenings as needed. Many exams can be scheduled same day.
To schedule your appointment call us at 435-207-4545.