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Intermountain Medical Imaging is changing every woman’s annual mammogram for good. 3D screening mammograms are now offered at our Meridian location in the comfort of private waiting rooms, with little to no wait times to get in.
A mammogram is an x-ray picture of the breast. Mammograms can be used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. This type of mammogram is called a screening mammogram. Screening mammograms usually involve two or more x-ray pictures, or images, of each breast. Screening mammograms are generally for women ages 40 and older. Some women may need to start earlier based on personal risk factors that should be discussed with their healthcare provider.
To assist in detecting abnormalities early, it is essential to perform monthly breast self-exams and have your annual mammogram.
Intermountain Medical Imaging partners with Saint Alphonsus Health System to provide High-Risk Breast Program services if necessary.
NO ONE LOOKS FORWARD TO A MAMMOGRAM. UNTIL NOW.
Intermountain Medical Imaging is combining the lifestyle you enjoy with the life-saving benefits of your annual mammogram. In 15 short minutes, you will have made a decision that could be worth another 15 years of your life.
What To Expect:
Generally, no preparation is required for a screening mammogram. However, you may be asked to change into provided clothing to eliminate any interference with metal objects, such as buckles, zippers, or bras.
You can eat and take medications as usual. No deodorants, powders, or lotions should be applied that day near the chest region.
Before any imaging begins, a detailed personal and family history will be gathered to gain insight into your potential risk for developing breast cancer.
You will be positioned next to the x-ray equipment. The technologist will then position you, compress your breast, and take images from different angles. At IMI, we utilize a SmartCurve paddle (a curved surface that mirrors the shape of the breast) for added patient comfort.
Our Genius 3D Mammography HD exam detects 41% more invasive breast cancers, reduces false positives by up to 40%, and allows visualization of masses and distortions associated with cancers to be seen more clearly with high-resolution 3D imaging providing earlier detection.
Once your exam is complete, no restrictions will be placed upon you. You may eat, drive and resume your activities as usual.
Your images will be examined by a radiologist who specializes in breast imaging with the addition of Genius AI detection. This aids in the interpretation and adds increased specificity and sensitivity. Intermountain Medical Imaging is currently the only site to offer this technology in the valley. The final report will be sent to you and your requested healthcare provider within one week.
IMI MAKES MAMMOGRAMS EASY
Request your screening mammogram appointment now!