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Women’s Imaging Center of Excellence

Women’s Health Services in Jackson, WY

The St John’s Health Women’s Imaging Center of Excellence is equipped with the latest imaging technology to screen for various health conditions. We offer discrete, personalized care in a comfortable setting. From your first gynecology visit through old age, we assist women throughout all stages of life.

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Women’s Imaging Services

Our comprehensive suite of women’s imaging services can detect breast cancer, osteoporosis, and other chronic health problems in the early stages.

  • 3D Mammography with Tomosynthesis – Breast tomosynthesis, also called three-dimensional (3-D) mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), is an advanced form of breast imaging, or mammography, which uses a low-dose x-ray system and computer reconstructions to create three-dimensional images of the breasts. Breast tomosynthesis aids in the early detection and diagnosis of breast disease. While mammography is the best screening tool for breast cancer available today, it does not detect all breast cancers. Breast tomosynthesis overcomes some of the limitations of standard mammography.
  • ImageChecker CAD software – The ImageChecker is an innovative computer program that identifies regions of interest to help minimize observational oversights and decrease false negative readings. ImageChecker serves as a second pair of eyes when reviewing mammograms. This program can find masses and calcifications that are too small for the human eye.
  • 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 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 MRI Imaging - Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of the structures within the breast. MRI of the breast is not a replacement for mammography or ultrasound imaging but rather a supplemental tool to breast screening with mammography or ultrasound. It may be used to screen women at high risk for breast cancer, evaluate the extent of breast cancer following a new diagnosis, or further evaluate hard to assess abnormalities seen on mammography. Breast MRI does not use ionizing radiation, and it is the best method for determining whether silicone breast implants have ruptured.
  • Breast Biopsy – A biopsy is the extraction of an irregular tissue sample to determine the cause of the abnormality. St. John’s uses 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. Biopsy can also be performed utilizing ultrasound or MRI guidance.
  • Bone Densitometry – Osteoporosis is a bone disease that is more common in women. With St. John’s dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), we can perform a quick, painless bone density scan to diagnose osteoporosis.

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

St. John's is a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules which include:

  • Mammography (by the ACR or by an FDA-approved state accrediting body)
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy
  • Breast ultrasound, including the ultrasound-guided breast biopsy
  • Breast MRI

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.

Accreditation Frequently Asked Questions

What should I know about radiation safety?

Before your imaging procedure be sure to ask your physician the following questions:

  • Why is the test needed?
  • How will having the test improve my care?
  • Are there alternatives that do not use radiation and deliver similar results?
  • Is the facility accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR)?

Why should I have my imaging exam done at an accredited facility?

The gold seal prominently displayed by our breast imaging center means that our facility meets the highest standards for imaging quality and safety.

To achieve the ACR Gold Standard of Accreditation, our facility's personnel qualifications, equipment requirements, quality assurance, and quality control procedures have gone through a rigorous review process and met specific qualifications. Every aspect of the ACR accreditation process is overseen by board-certified, expert radiologists and medical physicists in advanced diagnostic imaging.

    What does ACR accreditation mean?

    • Our facility has voluntarily gone through a vigorous review process to ensure that we meet nationally-accepted standards of care.
    • Our personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform mdical imaging, interpret your images, and administer your radiation therapy treatments.
    • Our equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and our facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.

    What does the gold seal mean?

    When you see the ACR gold seal, you can rest assured that your prescribed imaging test will be doneACR gold seal logo at a facility that has met the highest level of imaging quality and radiation safety. The facility and its personnel have gone through a comprehensive review to earn accreditation status by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the largest and oldest imaging accrediting body in the U.S. and a professional organization of 34,000 physicians.

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