Tri-State Women's Imaging

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Because Breast Health Matters

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, with about 192,000 new cases yearly. Tri-State Memorial Hospital offers comprehensive breast cancer services from mammograms to biopsy and surgery. Our Women’s Imaging Center places an emphasis on screening for early detection, patient education, and a variety of treatment plans. The stressors of cancer are overwhelming, that’s why we are staffed with highly-qualified experts in women’s health, so that our community
doesn’t have to travel as far for care.

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Meet our Fellowship Trained Breast Surgeon

"I find it rewarding to apply my technical abilities in an impactful way in the lives of others."

Byron Wright, MD, FACS, BREAST & SURGICAL ONCOLOGIST, 15+ Years of Experience

Meet our Radiologists

John Mannschreck, MD, RADIOLOGIST, 30+ Years of Experience

Mark Peterson, MD, RADIOLOGIST, 35+ Years of Experience

John Whitaker, MD, RADIOLOGIST, 37+ Years of Experience

Why choose Tri-State Breast Cancer Services?

Tri-State’s Women’s Imaging & Diagnostic Center was the first of its kind in the region and continues to bring the latest in women’s diagnostic technology to the area. The large facility is designed for privacy with women’s imaging separate from the rest of the Imaging department, and changing rooms are located right next to the exam rooms.

Tri-State Women’s Imaging offers 3D Tomosynthesis Digital Mammography. Our 3D mammography is the most advanced technology available for the detection of breast cancer.

Better, Earlier Detection
Only the Genius exam finds 20-65% more invasive breast cancers compared to 2D alone. This can mean earlier diagnosis and a greater variety of
treatment options.

Superior for Dense Breasts
Almost 50% of women over 40 have dense breast tissue, which can hide early signs of cancer detection in a traditional mammogram. This exam is the only FDA approved mammography for women with dense breasts.

More Comfortable
The Genius exam offers the fastest available scan, limiting the length of time you’re under compression.

Fewer Callbacks
The Genius exam reduces callbacks by up to 40% compared to 2D alone. This can spare you the emotional and economic toll of additional testing, including biopsies when nothing could be wrong.

Less Radiation
Some older 2D/3D exams expose you to more radiation, because they include two separate scans. Using synthesized 2D, we’ve figured out a way to minimize your exposure for maximum safety.

Expertise is critical when it comes to choosing where to have breast cancer care. At Tri-State Memorial Hospital, our physician, Dr. Byron E. Wright, MD, FACS, is the only fellowship trained surgeon in the region who specializes in breast cancer with 15+ years of experience in the following services:

Breast Conservation Surgery (BCS)
An option for women with early-stage cancers or a lump that is small in one area.

Benign Breast Disease
When benign (not cancerous) breast lumps occur, the condition is known as benign breast disease. While these breast changes are not life-threatening, they may increase the risk of developing breast cancer. Most types of benign breast disease don’t require treatment, but if you notice a lump, immediately make an appointment with your healthcare provider.

The removal of the breast, chest muscles, and all the lymph nodes under the arm, the lining over the chest muscles, and sometimes part of the chest wall muscles.

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
This is a safe and accurate surgical procedure used to determine what stage of possible cancer may be present in your lymphatic system. If there is cancer in the lymph nodes, a sentinel node biopsy will locate it over 90% of the time. This approach involves injecting a tracking agent that assists the surgeon in locating the sentinel nodes during surgery.

Tri-State Women's Imaging

1221 Highland Avenue
Clarkston, WA 99403
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 6:00pm
Mammograms scheduled from 8:00am – 5:00pm

Our Services

Some of the preventative screenings available in the Women’s Imaging & Diagnostic Center are:

3D Tomosynthesis Digital Mammography

This is the most advanced mammography 3D imaging technology available for the detection of breast cancer. Procedures are quicker and images are clearer, making it easier to identify potential problem areas - with a lower dose of radiation compared to typical 2D mammography.

Breast Ultrasound

This procedure provides diagnostic information that is different, but complementary to, mammography. It is particularly useful in evaluating palpable lumps, soft tissue masses, and cysts. It is often the first choice for image-guided procedures because of the ease of use, safety, and patient comfort.

Bone Density Testing

This test measures the calcium content and density of your bones. Detection of abnormalities in this area, if caught early, can be treated and save you the possibility of a fracture later.

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

This is less invasive and more cost effective than other surgical methods. It also allows you to return to a normal routine in a shorter period of time. Specially trained and certified technologists staff Tri-State’s Women's Imaging & Diagnostic Center. Our three board-certified radiologists are Dr. John Mannschreck, Dr. John Whitaker, and Dr. Mark Peterson.