SPOONER, WI -- Spooner Health is pleased to offer the latest and most advanced form of mammography, Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams. This new technology quite literally saves lives, as it can detect deadly cancers at a rate 41% higher than traditional mammograms.
Over half of the nation’s top cancer hospitals use this machine, and over 5 million women have already been screened. Spooner Health is proud to provide this technology to our patients as part of our ongoing commitment to provide the best possible healthcare.
Mammography Frequently Asked Questions
I just had a mammogram. Why do I need an additional imaging exam?
Often times, additional imaging, such as an ultrasound, is required so the radiologist can view the breast more comprehensively. This is just routine and does not automatically mean you have cancer.
Can I have an ultrasound instead of a mammogram?
No. Only mammograms are endorsed by the American College of Radiology as a screening tool for breast imaging. However, an ultrasound is an excellent secondary imaging tool that radiologists can use to detect abnormalities in the breast and determine if an area is fluid, a cyst, or a solid nodule.
When should I schedule my first mammogram?
A woman should have her first mammogram when she is 40 years old, and generally every 1-2 years thereafter. Your personal risk factors and family history, as well as your doctor’s recommendation should determine how often you have a mammogram.
How will I get my results?
Our board-certified radiologist will review your mammogram and we will mail your results to you and your doctor.
The Diagnostic Imaging team at Spooner Health encourages you to schedule an appointment by calling 715-939-1594.
Spooner Health is a 25-bed critical access hospital with a wide range of services from emergency and inpatient care to outpatient therapy, surgery and diagnostic imaging. Spooner Health is dedicated to providing high quality healthcare with excellent service.