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Cancer Screening Exams and the COVID-19 Vaccination

The CDC and Society of Breast Imaging released new guidelines regarding screening Mammograms and Lung cancer screening CT.

  • 11 percent of those getting the second dose of the vaccine get swollen lymph nodes on the side of the shot, which may affect the findings of the screening exam and lead to additional imaging and unnecessary procedures

It is strongly recommended that a patient has their screening exam before their first dose of COVID- 19 vaccine or wait until 4 weeks after the 2nd dose.

Early detection is key. Make a mammography appointment

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 in 6 of those will be in their 40's.

Mercy offers 3D mammograms that deliver a series of clear, digital, high resolution images of the breast. This enables breast tissue to be evaluated layer by layer in more detail, helping to screen for cancer, determine if additional testing is necessary, or dismiss a false positive with confidence. So you do not incur any surprise cost associated with the additional fee for the 3D technology, we recommend that you contact your insurance company. You can check billing codes G0202 (for actual screening) and 77063 (doctor interpretation fees).

Request a mammogram appointment online or by calling 319-339-3948.  If submitting an online request, please allow two business days. 

Free parking is available for Breast Imaging patients in the Emergency Care Unit/Breast Imaging Center Parking Lot at the corner of Gilbert and Bloomington Streets. You will be given a token to exit the parking lot.

Note: patients covered by Medicare will be required to sign an Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) before the mammogram. An ABN is needed because Medicare pays for a screening mammogram once every year. There is a frequency limitation on this service.

Mammogram appointments are also available at Corridor Radiology, 2769 Heartland Dr. Ste. 105, Coralville, and can be made by calling 319-545-7300.