Lutheran Mammography and Breast Imaging Services offer convenient same-day appointments and evening appointments. To schedule your mammogram screening, place call (515) 241-6111.
Mammograms are the best screening tool to detect and diagnose breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society's guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer, women 40 years and older should have a mammogram screening every year. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women and the leading overall cause of death in women between the ages of 40 and 55.
3D mammography is available at Lutheran Mammography and Breast Imaging Services. 3D mammography is an advanced type of technology that takes multiple breast images from every angle to create a three-dimensional image of the breast.
The 3D technology enables the breast tissue to be seen in slices which allows the radiologist to examine the breast tissue in greater detail compared to a conventional 2D mammography image. Studies show that the technology that the hospital is now offering, the Hologic Genius ™ 3D mammography system, has resulted in 15% fewer callbacks for repeat testing.
According to the Office on Women's Health, mammograms—combined with breast exams by a medical professional—are the most effective way to find breast cancer early. That's when treatment is most likely to be successful—and precisely why it is so important for women to follow their doctor's guidance on scheduling mammograms.
Breast Imaging and Screening
Lutheran Mammography and Breast Imaging Services offers a variety of screening services including:
- Needle localization
- Stereotactic biopsy
- Tomosynthesis mammography
- Sentinel node injections
- Breast ultrasound
- Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy
- 3D Screening mammography
- 3D Diagnostic mammography.