Mammography Technologist Shae Lewis standing in front of a mammography machine.

Department: Diagnostic Imaging

New Mammography Screening Recommendations

Effective 4/30/2024: The U.S. Preventive Task Force recommends that all women get screened for breast cancer every other year, starting at age 40 and continuing through age 74.

To schedule your mammogram, call 360.299.1315, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., or visit the myIslandHealth patient portal to schedule now.

Striving to Help Patients Feel Comfortable

What do you enjoy most about being a mammography technologist?
I enjoy the core group of women I work with as we share a lot of laughter and support one another. We work seamlessly together to provide compassionate care. Our collective years of mammography knowledge between our team is almost 70 years.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
Getting to know our community through each patient we touch.

Why did you become a mammography technologist?
When I was a young adult, I had my own health concern with a breast lump. The mammography technologist took kind and gentle care of me during that appointment at a time when I was scared. The kindness and compassion she showed me is what I hope to pass along to every patient I see.

Why do you like working at Island Health?
I am proud to be a part of the team at Island Health because we strive to offer the best care to our community.

What do you want women to know about mammograms?
Although a mammogram can be uncomfortable, both in compression and the process, we strive to help our patients feel comfortable, while giving them our best care.

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