Just steps away from the University Health Breast Center is the University Health Medical Imaging Department, an all-digital mammogram facility. Breast imaging studies are done by specially trained Radiologic Technologists.
To schedule mammograms, please call: 816-404-0690
Types of Breast Imaging:
Annual study for women over the age of 40 with no signs or symptoms of breast problems and no prior personal diagnosis of breast cancer. With a screening mammogram, at least two views (pictures) are taken of each breast. Results are usually available within a couple of days and a letter is sent informing the patient of the test results.
Three-dimensional digital breast tomography, or 3D mammography, is the most effective technology available for early detection of breast cancer. Fifteen images are taken with 3D versus four in 2D. The technology, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2014, is still new and therefore not all insurance companies are paying for it.
Study to diagnose patients with specific symptoms. This type of mammogram is indicated for patients with new breast lumps, nipple discharge, implants, a history of breast cancer, or a possible finding seen on a recent screening mammogram. Diagnostic mammograms will include additional views of each breast and may include magnification views of areas of concern. Results are usually available at the time the study is done and a letter is subsequently sent informing the patient of the test results.
Study used to determine if breast lumps are fluid filled or solid. Ultrasounds are also used to further