In Utah, roughly 40 percent of women over the age of 40 choose not to receive an annual mammogram. Because mammograms are the most effective method of finding breast cancer, the American Cancer Society recommends all women in this age group receive a mammogram each year.
A Sweet Victory
Orem Community Hospital is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month by encouraging all eligible women to receive a yearly mammogram. Orem Community is now offering the latest in digital mammography technology.
To sweeten the deal, every woman who receives a digital mammogram at Orem Community Hospital within the months of October, November and December will receive a free box of V Chocolates. Join us in fighting breast cancer for a sweet victory!
To schedule your digital mammogram, please call:
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What to Expect with a Mammogram
A mammogram is a procedure that uses low-doses of radiation to take an X-ray of the breasts to look for abnormalities. Orem Community Hospital uses digital mammogram technology, which allows the X-ray images to be digitally processed rather than using the traditional film.
During a mammogram, a woman stands in front of an X-ray machine and one breast at a time is compressed between two plates for a few seconds and an X-ray is taken. The breast is compressed to maximize the clarity of the image and to sample more breast tissue, which can lead to better detection. This is not typically painful, but may cause some discomfort. Two images are taken of each breast.
From start to finish, the procedure usually takes around 20 minutes. A board-certified radiologist will interpret the images, and the doctor will have the results within five business days.
You do not need a doctor's order to schedule a mammogram, but you will need a doctor to send the results to.
Other Services Offered
Beyond mammograms, Orem Community Hospital offers a number of other helpful imaging services.
- CT Scan
- General X-rays