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Mammography is the best tool for detecting and diagnosing breast cancer. Getting an annual screening mammogram can save your life.

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Mammography is the best tool for detecting and diagnosing breast cancer. Getting an annual screening mammogram can save your life.


Experience personalized care in a private setting.

The Iowa Clinic West Des MoinesAt the Iowa Clinic, you can count on personalized care at all of our locations: West Des Moines, Ankeny and Downtown Des Moines. You’ll be guided through your breast imaging journey by our patient navigator, from your screening mammogram to further testing and beyond. Our mammography suites are designed to make each and every visit comfortable. You even have a private dressing room connected to your exam room. Unsure what to expect? Visit this page for all of the details on getting your mammogram. 

mother and daughter embraceYour critical mammogram results come ASAP.

A screening mammogram is a routine, annual exam, but waiting for results is never easy. Our radiologists are on-site to read your mammograms on the day of your visit to give you peace of mind as quickly as possible. And in the event we discover a breast lump or other abnormality, we’ll coordinate your next steps for an accurate diagnosis — further reducing the wait time for the answers you need.

Trust our expertise and the latest screening technologies.

From the technologists to the radiologists, our team is trained in the latest technology for the early detection of breast cancer:

  • 3D (tomosynthesis) mammography – A three dimensional digital image provides a clearer view of breast tissue and increase the rate of detection by 40 percent. 
  • 2D digital mammography – Digital mammography provides faster imaging than traditional X-ray technology.
  • Abbreviated Breast MRI – Developed specifically for women with dense breasts at an average lifetime risk of developing breast cancer as an additional tool to work with your annual mammography.
  • High risk screening MRI – Supplemental screening exam for patients at higher than average risk of developing breast cancer to add to their annual mammogram program.

We’ll work with you to choose the best type of screening based on your individual risk, history, health and breast density.

Call 515.875.9000 to schedule or schedule online to get your annual breast cancer screening. For patients age 40+, no physician referral is needed. 

All the information you need about getting a mammogram.

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