Breast Health Screenings

Breast health is just as important for women as a regular physical and pap smear. South Jordan Health Center offers mammogram and breast ultrasound services performed by discrete and experienced radiographers and interpreted by board-certified fellowship-trained breast imaging radiologists/physicians.

Same-Day Results

Immediate same-day results are available Monday through Friday within minutes of having your screening mammogram performed.

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.

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.

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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.

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