Women’s Imaging Center

Early detection saves lives.

The Women’s Imaging Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology and recommends annual screenings starting at the age of 40 for women of average risk of developing breast cancer. For those patients that may be at higher-risk, earlier screenings may be recommended.

Regular mammograms are the best way to detect breast cancer early. At our Women’s Imaging Center, located inside our main hospital campus, we make getting a mammogram easy and convenient. Our exam rooms are warm, spacious, welcoming and private. We have the latest 3D imaging and biopsy technology, and our compassionate staff treats you with dignity and respect.

The Women’s Imaging Center features the latest 3D imaging, mammography and biopsy technology.

Location & Hours

The Women’s Imaging Center is located near the main lobby and Family Birth Center.

Schedule an appointment by calling 208-882-5377
You may also request an appointment by filling out a mammogram screening contact form.

Hours
Monday – Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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Preventative Care

As the region’s first and only center of its kind, the Women’s Imaging Center offers screenings that are critical in detecting breast cancer and osteoporosis. Our state-of-the-art facility is designed to detect breast cancer early while encouraging patients to advocate for their own health care. With a complete array of diagnostic and support equipment, we perform the following procedures:

  • 3D mammography
  • Breast MRI
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy
  • Needle localization breast biopsy
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy
  • Osteoporosis screening

Reporting Results

A statement regarding your results will be mailed to you within one week of your exam. If you have questions about your results, please contact your primary care physician.

Learn More About Mammograms

3D Mammography

The Women’s Imaging Center offers the greatest advancement in mammography over the past 20 years: 3D mammography (tomosynthesis). Compared to traditional 2D mammography, 3D provides superior diagnostic capabilities. This allows a stronger likelihood of early detection and fewer callbacks.

We were the first in the region to offer 3D mammography, and we were selected as one of just nine hospitals in the world to work with the manufacturer to evaluate their computer-aided detection (CAD) software, the industry standard—now used in all Hologic 3D units.

Leading the Way with Advanced Technology

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Early Breast Cancer Detection Saves Lives

Regular mammogram appointments with the Patricia J. Kempthorne Women’s Imaging Center at Gritman Medical Center, part of an annual screening, help with early detection of breast cancer. Gritman’s medical staff recommend that most women, patients with an average risk of developing breast cancer, begin annual screenings at the age of 40. For women who may be at higher risk, earlier screenings may be recommended in consultation with a primary care provider. Read More

No One Fights Alone

We caught up with some past Pink Tea and Pink Cocktail speakers to see where their journeys have taken them. In each testimony, there is a central theme that reminds us that no one fights alone.

Brenda Griffen
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Brenda Griffin

In this video, Brenda Griffin tells her story, showing you can find positives even during the most challenging times. It is a true testament to the fact that no one fights alone.

Tina McClure
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Tina McClure

We have been fortunate to hear the truly inspirational stories of people fighting cancer and how we at Gritman Medical Center have played a role in their lives. In this video, Tina McClure shares her life-changing experience.

Maria Horta Vorse
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Maria Horta Vorse

We have been fortunate to hear stories from cancer survivors like Maria Horta Vorse and her husband, Chad Vorse. A common theme arose from the survivors who have spoken – no one fights alone, and when a community comes together to support someone battling cancer, special and lifelong bonds are made.

LaRae Pearson
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LaRae Pearson

LaRae Pearson, a past speaker at the Gritman Pink Tea and Pink Cocktail, has a unique story of how a mammogram can change your life, even if you don't think you need one. You are never alone on the cancer care journey and have supporters who will help fight the challenges in front of you.

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Bosom Buddies

Bosom Buddies provides free screening mammograms to local women who are unable to pay for the screening on their own. These are available to women who receive their medical care in Latah County. A physician’s referral is required.

Bosom Buddies is made possible through the Gritman Foundation, the Pink Tea and Pink Cocktail and generous financial gifts by businesses and individuals in our community.

To participate in Bosom Buddies, please contact your physician or call the Women’s Imaging Center at 208-882-5377.

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Inspired by Patricia J. Kempthorne

The Women’s Imaging Center is located near the main lobby and Family Birth Center. Patricia J. Kempthorne, a University of Idaho alumna and former First Lady of Idaho, was on hand to dedicate the facility during the grand opening. She is known for her advocacy for early detection of breast cancer. Early detection of breast cancer and osteoporosis is critical in giving women the best opportunity to live full, healthy lives.

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Call us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you.
208-882-5377