Mammography


Phone: (970) 874-2214

Delta County Memorial Hospital is proud to offer 3D Mammography. We are an ACR accredited facility with Board Certified Radiologists.

Here at Delta County Memorial Hospital, we offer compassionate care to every patient. We understand that coming in for your mammogram can sometimes make you feel nervous or anxious. With this in mind, our ARRT certified mammography technologists offer a soft touch and understanding heart. Our patients are scheduled accordingly to allow enough time to answer questions, address concerns and to explain procedures. Quality of care is our highest priority.

Mammography
A mammogram is a low dose X-ray picture of the breast and the best test used to find breast cancer early. During an exam, the breast is positioned by a certified mammography technologist. The breast is placed on an image receptor and compressed with a plastic paddle. >Adequate compression is used to help spread out dense breast tissue which allows the radiologist to see through the dense tissue better. Patients should feel firm pressure during compression but not significant pain. It is very imported to have good communication with your technologist and let her know how you are doing during your mammogram.

A mammogram is the best test used to find breast cancer early.

Frequently Asked Mammogram Questions


Breast Biopsy Stereotactic Breast Biopsy-DCMH has the 1st 3D prone breast biopsy table in the state of Colorado. The padded table and positioning cushions aid in patient comfort.

Radiologists are able to visualize and biopsy both micro-calcifications and subtle lesions with this technology. The design of the table offers 360-degree access to the breast for biopsy. By utilizing the 3D technique, biopsies are completed in a timely manner and use less radiation for imaging.

Additional Breast Care Procedures

Breast Ultrasound- A procedure that uses sound waves to see inside the breast. The scan can help examine any lumps, areas of breast pain or abnormal breast tissue seen on a mammogram.
Needle Localization- A procedure done to locate a breast abnormality prior to breast surgery. Under mammography or ultrasound imaging guidance, a wire is placed in the breast to mark a specific area prior to having it surgically removed. It can also be used to verify the location of an already diagnosed breast cancer.
Ductogram- A contrast-enhanced examination used for imaging the breast ducts. This procedure is used when diagnosing the cause of abnormal nipple discharge and presence of intraductal papillomas.
Breast MRI and MRI Guided Breast Biopsy- MRI uses magnets and radio waves to produce detailed 3-dimensional images of the breast tissue. Before the test, you may need to have a contrast solution (dye) injected into your arm through an intravenous line. The solution will help any potentially cancerous breast tissue show up more clearly. Breast tissue can also be biopsied under MRI guidance.

Our mammography department is accredited by The American College of Radiology and certified by FDA/MQSA.



3D Mammography




DCMH Mammography Department Contact Information

Please contact us if you have any questions.
Appointment Scheduling (970)874-2214
Image Request Fax number (970) 874-2407
Rochelle S. Lead Mammography Technologist (970) 874-6036
Mammography Department (970) 874-6444