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Breast Imaging

Breast imaging encompasses different imaging methods available at the UHS Breast Center such as:Breast Imaging Mammogram

  • Mammography
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Breast MRI

Each imaging study provides different information that helps your physicians (and surgeons) determine whether or not your breast is healthy, needs to have a biopsy or needs to be watched closely for changes.

Since there is no one imaging method that can detect 100% of all breast cancers, imaging studies are used in conjunction with your healthcare provider’s assessment and clinical breast exam.

Screening studies vs. diagnostic studies

  • A screening study is used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease
  • A diagnostic study can also be used to check for breast cancer after a lump or other sign or symptom of breast disease has been found

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