Hours & Address
Breast Screenings, Ultrasounds, & Biopsies
Did you know that making sure your breasts are healthy is just as important as getting regular physicals and pap smears?
We offer the following from experienced radiographers:
- breast ultrasound services
- stereotactic biopsy
Our board-certified and fellowship-trained breast imaging radiologists and physicians interpret your screening results.
Our locations offer tomosynthesis, a state-of-the-art technology that produces 3D images of the entire breast at multiple angles. This helps the radiologist better distinguish abnormal tissue from normal tissue.
Where Are We Located Inside Farmington Health Center?
Our mammography clinic is located on the first floor on the southwest side of the building. When you arrive at our clinic, our staff will help guide you where to go.
To make your appointment more convenient, we also offer:
- free Wi-Fi,
- an on-site pharmacy,
- free child care during your appointment, and
- a comfortable lobby with electrical outlets in the furniture so you can charge your device.
Breast Cancer Mammogram Screening Guidelines
How Often Do I Need a Mammogram?
Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah Health recommend that all women receive a breast cancer screening (mammogram) every year starting at the age of 40.
Breast cancer screening from your doctor helps find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat. Multiple studies have found that screening every year starting at 40 saves the most lives of breast cancer, even in women with no family history.
Talk to your doctor about what cancer screenings are right for you. Screening recommendations may be different for women at higher-than-average risk and women who have a family history of breast cancer. Women who are at a higher-than-average risk may need additional screening exams.
What to Expect at a Mammogram
When you arrive, your nurse will ask to undress from the waist up and take off your deodorant. We will give you a robe to wear during the procedure. A mammography technologist will escort you to a private mammography room. The technologist positions you in the machine and takes on average four images, two for each breast.
Because breast tissue can be very dense and difficult to screen, the mammogram equipment will press your breast between two plates to reduce blur from motion, reduce radiation to the breast, and spread tissue to ensure an accurate test.
The compression only lasts for a few seconds – just long enough for your technologist to get a good image of each of your breasts. Do not hesitate to ask your technologist to explain the procedure. They can answer any other questions that you may have.
Radiologists, who are experts in breast imaging, review the mammography images. Patients usually receive results within 24 hours, generally on the same day.
If you need more imaging, the clinic will call you within a few days of the screening exam.
Programs, Classes, & Resources
7 Domains of Women's Health Podcast
Women's health is so much more than the problems brought to the doctor's office. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones looks at women's health through the lens of physical, emotional, social, intellectual, financial, environmental, and spiritual health—the seven domains of women's health.
Hear from Our Patients
My Mammogram Saved My Life
Jessica Rivera doesn't have any family history or risk factors for breast cancer. But when she turned 40 she scheduled her first screening mammogram, never expecting the results to come back positive. Jessica hopes to help other women by sharing her story and urging them to get their mammograms.
Conquering Cranky – Optimism amid a Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Candis Shupe was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in January of 2019. Candis’s enthusiasm, optimism, and desire to help others has led to her family motto: "Conquer Cranky." She has taught her children about cancer in a nonthreatening way, participated in various clinical trials, and raised more than $11,500 for research at HCI with help from her favorite modern aerobics fitness class, High Fitness.
Miss Resilient: Living through Three Unrelated Breast Cancers
After three unrelated breast cancer diagnoses here I am now, at 77, in good shape, active, and enjoying my life. I hardly notice my mastectomy. My friends have nicknamed me “Miss Resilient.” I’m sharing my story with the hope that a newly diagnosed woman will know she can rise above this disease.