Mammography

mammography cardHaving regular mammograms can save your life. Mammograms are able to detect cancers too small to feel with a self-exam and can find them early, when they are easier to treat. The American Cancer Society recommends women over 40 have a screening mammogram once a year. 

Screening mammograms at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) are done using full-field digital mammography equipment and evaluated by radiologists. Full-field digital mammography is similar to regular mammography in that a machine compresses the breast and takes a picture. But instead of a picture on film, digital mammography produces an electronic image on a computer. A digital image makes finding and diagnosing breast cancer quicker and easier because the image can be magnified and adjusted. Call 801-581-5496 to schedule a mammogram at HCI.

If your doctor recommends a follow-up evaluation, it will be at HCI where you have access to the latest breast imaging services:

  • Breast ultrasound
  • Tomosynthesis (3D mammography)
  • Breast MRI
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy
  • Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy
  • Radiologists specializing in breast imaging

For more information about breast cancer screening, call the G. Mitchell Morris Cancer Learning Center toll free at 1-888-424-2100.

HCI is designated by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and is part of the University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) System. Mammography is offered at these additional health centers within the UUHC system: