Mammography Services

MCMC’s Diagnostic Imaging Department offers advanced digital mammography services to detect early changes in breast health. With low-dose X-rays, our specially trained and experienced mammography technologists capture images that detect lumps, changes in tissue or calcifications too small to be found by physical exam.

MCMC radiologists read each mammogram and provide results to patients and referring physicians.

Mammography is designed to provide early detection of breast cancer and is an important part of routine healthcare. Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health.

If it is time to schedule your mammogram, please call 541-298-4000 for a timely appointment.

For questions about the benefits of mammography, or about getting a free mammogram via the Breast Health for Strong Families Program, please call the breast navigator, Alida Raynor, LPN CN-BC, at (541) 506-6418 or email directly at alidar@mcmc.net.

As an NCBC-Certified Breast Patient Navigator, Alida guides patients through the health care system to ease the breast-screening process, educates patients about mammography, breast ultrasonography and breast biopsies, and facilitates communication between MCMC’s Mammography Department, Celilo Cancer Center, the patient’s primary care provider,and the community. Alida is also manager of the Breast Health for Strong Families Program.

Alida’s certifications: “LPN, CN-BC”= Licensed Practical Nurse, Certified Navigator- Breast Clinical”; certified by NCBC (the National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc).

Digital Imaging

Digital mammography provides better images faster. The technology converts X-rays to electronic images of the breast, which can be viewed, optimized and stored on a computer. In a recent study, digital mammography was better than traditional film mammography in detecting breast cancer in women under 50 years of age.

Positron emission tomography, also called PET imaging or a PET scan, is a type of nuclear medicine imaging.

Meet Certified Breast Navigator Alida Raynor, LPN, CN-BC

Accredited Breast Center

Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that a patient will have access to:

  • Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
  • A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
  • Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
  • And, most importantly, quality breast care close to home.

Contact Us

Mammography Services

1700 E 19th Street

The Dalles, OR 97058

Ph: 541-298-4000

Celilo Cancer Center Medical Oncology

1800 East 19th Street

The Dalles, OR 97058

Ph: 541-296-7585

Celilo Cancer Center Radiation Oncology

1800 East 19th Street

The Dalles, OR 97058

Ph: 541-296-7204