Mammography with Heart
Statistics say that one in every eight women, and one in every 833 men will develop breast cancer within their lifetime. However, if caught early, the five-year survival rates is nearly 100%. Very simply, early detection saves lives, and early detection is most often attributed to self breast exams and mammography screenings. Mammography screenings examine breast tissue using radiology screenings.
- Conventional Mammography: a procedure in which diagnostic images are created by applying low dose x-rays to examine breasts.
- Digital Mammography: a procedure that uses solid state detectors that converts conventional low dose x-ray to electrical signals. With digital mammograms, the radiologist can manipulate the contrast of the images to make them darker or lighter, in order to see tiny abnormalities better.
- 3D Digital Mammography: imaging technology that takes multiple images of breast tissue to recreate a three-dimensional picture of the breast, allowing the radiologist the ability to view small, individual sections of the breast tissue that can be as thin as one millimeter. This type of mammogram is especially useful for those who have dense breast tissue.
- Ultrasound: an additional test not generally used for screening. Most often done to identify an abnormality found after a screening mammogram.
- MRI: used in conjunction with a mammogram for those who are at high risk for breast cancer, MRI can sometimes locate small breast lesions missed by mammography and can help detect breast cancer in women with breast implants.
Along with the best equipment on the market, the Genius 3D, our staff is well trained and will capture the best possible images for the radiologist to read with the least amount of discomfort. They pursue continuing education in mammography best practices and seek out new technologies to perform your mammogram quickly and painlessly, walking you through every step of the exam.
Certified Mammography Program
Star Valley Health is proud to offer imaging services using the most technologically advanced equipment available and highly trained radiology technicians. Both our Mammography program and our mammographers must pass Federal and State certifications as well as vigorous standards of accreditation. You can rest assured that you are in good hands.
Preparing For Your Exam
Please note: For their safety, children may not accompany you into the exam room. Please bring another adult to stay with them in the waiting area.
Everything we do is designed for your utmost comfort and safety. That is why we use the least amount of radiation possible to obtain the necessary images. If you have any questions or concerns about these services, please let us know. To learn more about Star Valley Health’s mammography services, call 307-885-5940 or schedule an appointment using our easy online form.
*Image diagnostic readings and interpretations are provided by Medical Imaging Associates of Idaho. Please be aware that they bill for their services separately.
Star Valley Health
Star Valley Breast Care Fund:
Wyoming, and Lincoln County in particular, rates at the very bottom when ranked by percentage of population who have received their mammography exams. Because this is in part due to the rural nature of our community and the number of our population who lack insurance or other means to pay for their exams, Star Valley Health and Star Valley Rotary have joined to provide the Star Valley Breast Care Fund.
This fund helps Star Valley residents pay for their screening mammograms and the radiologist reading. If you would like to apply for a grant voucher for this fund, please contact Pamela Wolfley at 307-885-5956. You can also fill out this online application. The Spanish version of the application can be found here.
Breast Cancer Support Group:
There is nothing quite like finding a lump in your breast, and our staff have a heart for those who are dreading what that might mean. In fact, in addition to mammography, our staff provides a support group for those who are facing the many stages of breast cancer.