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Mammography

Offering Digital Breast Tomography exams on our state-of-the-art Mammography equipment. Our fellowship-trained breast and women’s imaging specialists are compassionate partners in your care and offer the highest level of service for your imaging needs.  Your mammograms will be read by our fellowship-trained radiologists from Alaska Imaging.

In Preparation

Please arrive without any perfumes, deodorizers or powders.

What to Expect

Screening mammograms involve our board-registered technologist and the patient working together to image each breast while they are compressed between two imaging paddles. These can be quick exams and we work hard to keep our patients as comfortable as possible. If you have any concerns or questions about your exam, feel free to contact our facility.

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Mammograms Wasilla, AK Valley Imaging Center Palmer, Eagle River, Wasilla

Imaging Preps

Mammogram

  • Please arrive without any perfumes, deodorizers or powders.

Ultrasound 

  • For Children - These exams vary, please call our office for instructions.

  • For Abdominal, Aorta studies, Renal Arteries & Elastography - please refrain from eating or drinking for 6-8 hours prior to your exam.

  • For Renal, Pelvic, OB (1st Trimester) - please drink 24-32 ounces of water 1 hour prior to your exam. *try to have a full bladder at the time of the exam

  • Other OB exams - for the two days prior to your exam stay well hydrated. Please arrive with a full bladder. Please drink 24-32 ounces of water and eat 30 minutes prior to your exam.

Echocardiogram 

  • Prior to your study please refrain from caffeine or other stimulants and any exercise prior to the exam.

CT Imaging

  • CT Scan with Contrast - This exam requires and IV to be placed, please arrive well-hydrated for your exam.

  • Calcium Scoring Exam - Prior to your study please refrain from caffeine or other stimulants. Please refrain from strenuous exercise for at least 12 hours prior to your study.

  • Myelogram - Please be prepared to lay at home after the exam to avoid headaches.

MRI Exams 

  • Please arrive in comfortable, nonrestrictive clothing. You will be asked to complete a screening form for your safety and may be asked to change clothes. We provide lockers to secure valuables and sweatpants or shirts if needed.

  • **If you are requiring medication to complete your MRI due to Claustrophobia, please contact your ordering provider for a prescription and take as instructed prior to your exam.

Injections

  • LESI /NRB - Please plan to have a driver for any spinal injections.

  • Myelogram - Please be prepared to lay at home after the exam to avoid headaches.

X-Ray Imaging

  • Please be prepared to remove all metal in the area of exam (Bra, jewelry, belts, clothing with metal, etc.)

  • We provide lockers to secure valuables and sweatpants or shirts if needed.

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