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:

  • mammograms
  • breast ultrasound services
  • screenings
  • stereotactic biopsy

Our board-certified and fellowship-trained breast imaging radiologists and physicians interpret your screening results.

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 wifi, and
  • furniture with electrical outlets so you can charge your devices. 

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.

Patient getting a mammogram at a mammogram machine

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.

Mammogram Results

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.

Pharmacy: Mail Order Pharmacy

In-Person

Pick up your prescriptions at several convenient health centers along the Wasatch Front or register for mail order pharmacy.

Complimentary Services & Resources

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.

Free Child Care

Child care issues should never prevent you from getting to the doctor and getting the health care you need. We offer free child care for patients during their appointment.

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