All of the most commonly required tests to keep women at the peak of health are conveniently located at GPRMC, including mammograms, testing for osteoporosis, and screening for heart disease or digestive problems
Obstetrics and Maternity
Great Plains Regional Medical Center is the region’s choice to have your baby. Our remodeled labor and delivery suites, coupled with caring, compassionate and skilled nursing staff, To take a tour of our Women and Children’s wing, just call 225-2511, X326 to reserve a time when you and your loved ones can view our suites and nursery, and visit with nurses and other health providers.
Six week sessions, 8am to 12p.m. Fourth Saturday of every month in Meeting Room A by the cafeteria. Call 225-2511 x. 326 for more information.
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Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.
An x-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.
Before scheduling a mammogram, the American Cancer Society (ACS) and other specialty organizations recommend that you discuss any new findings or problems in your breasts with your doctor. In addition, print the Mammography Questionnaire below and bring the completed questionnaire with you to your appointment for the exam.
Do not schedule your mammogram for the week before your period if your breasts are usually tender during this time. The best time for a mammogram is one week following your period. Always inform your doctor or x-ray technologist if there is any possibility that you are pregnant.
The ACS also recommends you:
- Do not wear deodorant, talcum powder or lotion under your arms or on your breasts on the day of the exam. These can appear on the mammogram as calcium spots.
- Describe any breast symptoms or problems to the technologist performing the exam.
- If possible, obtain prior mammograms and make them available to the radiologist at the time of the current exam.
- Ask when your results will be available; do not assume the results are normal if you do not hear from your doctor or GPRMC.