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Screening is savvy

Take control of your breast health. 

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Mobile 3D Mammograms &
Breast Ultrasound

Screening vs. Diagnostic

Screening mammograms are performed annually in women starting at age 40. These are meant to catch cancer early, when it is most treatable. If something is problematic on the screening mammogram (or if you have a concerning lump or breast pain), your provider may recommend a diagnostic mammogram or other evaluation (such as breast MRI or ultrasound). 

This is Not the Place

Sadly, statistics show that women in Utah are not getting their annual mammograms. Specifically, we were below the national average ranking 48th out of 50 states for mammogram rates in eligible women. We owe it to ourselves and our families to prevent breast cancer, or find it early when it is most treatable. 

Breast Ultrasound

There are 4 categories of breast density. Types C & D are considered “dense breast tissue”. DBT is common, especially in women in their 40s and women of certain ethnic groups. DBT has a 4-6x increased risk of breast cancer and may also “hide” cancer on the mammogram. If you have DBT, adding a breast ultrasound improves the chance of detecting cancer.


Mobile Mammograms & Breast Ultrasound

One in every 8 women will face breast cancer during her lifetime. That means a 12.5% chance of breast cancer for each woman. But this is an average. During your appointment we will discuss things in your personal and family history that impact YOUR percentage (such as dense breast tissue or close family members with breast and/or ovarian cancer at a young age). Regardless of these factors, according to the American Cancer Society, a screening breast mammogram can be done every year starting at age 40 and then annually thereafter.

Mammograms are classified as either 2D or 3D (also referred to as tomosynthesis). Think of 2D as a Polaroid and 3D as a digital picture: image quality is better with 3D mammography, but that typically comes with higher radiation exposure. The Boob Bus offers the best of both worlds, using 3D/tomosynthesis with the cutting-edge Senographe Pristina instrument by GE Healthcare. This FDA-approved 3D instrument delivers a lower dose of radiology closer to the 2D instruments.

There are four categories of breast density. These range from fatty (type A) to extremely dense (type D). Types C and D are considered "dense breast tissue". Generally, breast tissue becomes less dense with age. So "DBT" is a common result in women who are having their first mammogram. In these cases, your report will also suggest you and your provider consider additional screening, such as a breast ultrasound. The Boob Bus has technology that alerts the technician of your breast density type during the mammogram, so you can add a breast ultrasound the same day! This allows the radiologist to look at both exams together and give you the most complete result. 

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