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Salt Lake City, UT 84119

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Breast Screenings, Ultrasounds, & Biopsies

 

We all know that making sure your breasts are healthy is just as important as getting regular physicals and pap smears. At Redwood Health Center, we offer the following screenings and biopsies 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.

3D Mammogram

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 Redwood Health Center?

When you enter the Redwood Health Center, the mammogram area is to the left of the main check in desk. Our staff can help you find the right area for your mammogram appointment.

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.

Woman at 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.

Programs, Classes, & Resources

5 for Life Screenings

A big part of staying healthy is detecting diseases early. We make it easy for you to get lifesaving tests for heart disease, breast cancer, cervical cancer, skin cancer, and colon cancer in one convenient visit.

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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.

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Postpartum Care

As a new mother, some common postpartum issues you may encounter include discharge, vaginal discomfort, soreness, and bladder leakage. Our specialists don't just care for you before and during pregnancy, but afterward as well.

Learn About Postpartum Care

ASCENT Center for Reproductive & Sexual Health

The center promotes sexual and reproductive health equity through clinical care, research, and education. We serve as a regional resource on reproductive and sexual health, rights, and justice. 

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Midlife & Menopausal Care

Experiencing hot flashes, vaginal dryness or pain, low sex drive, or other symptoms of perimenopause, menopause, or postmenopause? Learn more about specialized treatment at our Midlife Program.

Learn More About the Midlife Care Program

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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