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Breast Health Services

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Early detection can be your best bet at fighting breast cancer. Our breast health services feature the most advanced technology in mammography and breast imaging to help detect abnormalities long before you or your doctor could notice them. In fact, all of BCH’s mammography locations have received the prestigious designation of being a Breast Cancer Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.

Breast Imaging Services

Staying on top of your screening mammograms is key to detecting breast cancer at its earliest stages. We offer:

  • Digital mammography: Creates incredibly accurate and vivid images of breast tissue. Compared to traditional film-based mammography, digital mammography uses less radiation and allows our radiologists to manipulate high-resolution digital images so abnormalities can more easily be seen.

  • 3D mammography (tomosynthesis): This is a newer type of imaging technology that creates a highly detailed, 3D composite picture of the breast, allowing radiologists to view several layers of breast tissue from various angles. This type of mammogram makes it easier to detect small cancer tumors in moderately dense or very dense breast tissue. It’s also beneficial for patients with an increased risk for or personal history of breast cancer.

Screening Recommendations

Most women should have annual screening mammograms beginning at age 40, according to current American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) guidelines. Doctors may recommend starting mammograms before age 40 if you have a strong family history of breast cancer.

BCH recommends that women have regular screening mammograms annually starting at age 40, along with monthly self-examinations and annual physical checkups that include a clinical breast exam. Three-quarters of women diagnosed with breast cancer do not have a family history and are not considered high risk.

Schedule a Mammography Appointment

For your convenience, BCH offers both screening and diagnostic breast imaging at three locations:

To schedule an appointment, please call 303-415-5170.

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