Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women, with a lifetime risk of one in eight for every woman in the United States. At Johnson County Imaging Center, we believe quality mammograms are the cornerstone of breast health. This is why we partner with more than 10,000 women each year, allowing each patient to count on us for annual mammogram reminders, qualified staff and timely results. In addition, we are continuously updating our center with new technologies, such as dedicated breast MR imaging and digital mammography.
JCIC is accredited by the American College of Radiology and certified by the FDA. Our board certified mammography staff consists of female technologists, who as women themselves, understand the anxieties, fears and emotions you may experience.
Screening Mammograms are used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. Screening mammograms usually involve two x-rays of each breast. They make it possible to detect tumors that cannot be felt. Screening mammograms can also find microcalcifications (tiny deposits of calcium) that sometimes indicate the presence of breast cancer.
Diagnostic Mammograms are used to check for breast cancer after a lump or other sign or symptom of breast cancer has been found. Signs of breast cancer may include pain, skin thickening, nipple discharge, or a change in breast size or shape. A diagnostic mammogram also may be used to evaluate changes found during a screening mammogram, or to view breast tissue when it is difficult to obtain a screening mammogram because of special circumstances, such as the presence of breast implants. Diagnostic mammograms require an order from your doctor.