Women’s Imaging Center
Women’s Health Services in Jackson, WY
Imaging plays an important role in a woman’s health care routine.
By age 21, women should be making regular visits to the gynecologist for
health screenings. Numerous health organizations, including the US. Department
of Health and Human Services (HHS), The American Cancer Society (ACS),
the American Medical Association (AMA), and the American College of Radiology
(ACR), agree that women should receive a mammogram once a year starting
at age 40.
At St. John’s Medical Center, we are committed to fighting breast
cancer, so we designed the Women’s Imaging Center so that our patients
can receive discrete, personalized care in a comfortable setting. We listen
carefully to our patients so that we can offer them effective treatment
that meets their preferences and works towards their health goals.
Women’s Imaging Services
3D Mammography – Standard mammograms create flat images of breast tissue. St John’s
state-of-the-art 3D mammography equipment takes multiple images of the
breast to create a 3D image that allows for better detection of tumors
and abnormalities. This technology has been reported to be 40% more effective
at detecting breast cancer than 2D mammography.
Softer Mammogram Provider - St. John’s is a certified “Softer Mammogram Provider,”
a distinction given to medical centers that make use of the Mammopad.
The Mammopad is a soft cushion provided during mammograms that make the
procedure softer, warmer, and more comfortable.
Breast Ultrasound Imaging – We typically perform breast ultrasounds in conjunction with clinical exams,
mammography, and breast MRI to determine treatment for breast abnormalities.
We also use ultrasounds to perform minimally invasive Guided Needle-Core Biopsies.
Breast Biopsy – A biopsy is the extraction of an irregular tissue sample to determine
the cause of the abnormality. St. John’s makes us the Selenia Dimensions
3D imaging technology integrated with the Affirm breast biopsy guidance
system. This allows our team to better target lesions that can only be
found in 3D images and perform shorter, safer procedures.
R2 Image Checker – The R2 Image Checker is an innovative computer program that scans imaging
results for abnormalities. Functioning like a spell checker on a word
processing program, the R2 Image Checker is a second pair of eyes looking
at each mammogram. It increases detection of masses and suspicious calcifications
that may be too small to be seen by the human eye.
Bone Densitometry – Osteoporosis is a bone disease that is more common in women and often
is not found until after someone suffers an injury. With St. John’s
dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), we can perform a quick, painless
bone density scan to diagnose osteoporosis and begin treatment before
you get hurt.
Comfort & Quality
We have received the gold seal of accreditation from the ACR for both mammography
and ultrasound—demonstrating our capability to provide safe, high
quality imaging services that cater to the patient’s needs. At St.
John’s, patients are people, not just a number. We build relationships
with those we work with and intently listen to your concerns. Our exceptional
women’s imaging services were developed via this collaborative approach.