Digital Mammogram and Tomosynthesis Screenings

Breast cancer can’t be prevented but early detection can keep the disease from spreading and greatly increase your odds for a favorable outcome. The advanced three-dimensional diagnostic mammography at University Hospitals can help find cancer earlier than other conventional methods.


Schedule Your Mammogram Appointment Online

Use our convenient online scheduling tool to book your mammogram appointment today or call 216-844-2778.

Diagnostic Mammogram Screening Recommendations

A baseline (first) diagnostic mammogram is recommended for women when they reach the age of 40, regardless of their risk factors, followed by annual screening mammograms every year thereafter.

A diagnostic mammogram is performed to view breast tissue that has changed since the last mammogram or if a patient discovers lumps, experiences nipple discharge or feels pain in a specific area of the breast.


Patient-Centric Breast Screening Programs

To better serve our patients, we offer several innovative breast health programs at our breast health centers in select locations, including:

For more information or to take advantage of one of these programs, call 216-278-7295.


Digital Mammography Offered at Most UH Breast Health Centers

When compared to traditional mammography, digital mammograms provide sharper images, leading to better and earlier detection of abnormalities. And, with digital mammography, the images are stored as computer files instead of on film, which enables the physician to manipulate and share the images with other healthcare professionals. Digital mammography is optimal for all women and significantly better for:

  • Women under age 50 (regardless of breast tissue density)
  • Women with dense breast tissue (about 40 percent of patients)
  • Premenopausal women and perimenopausal women (who had their final menstrual period within 12 months of their mammograms)

Digital mammography is available at most UH facilities that provide mammography services. To find a location near you, call 216-278-7295.

What is Tomosynthesis?

University Hospitals was the first health care provider in Northeast Ohio to offer tomosynthesis, a new technologically advanced screening tool that uses three-dimensional imaging to detect breast cancer.

Tomosynthesis takes images of the breast from multiple angles to provide clearer, more detailed views and helps radiologists to pinpoint the size, shape and location of abnormalities.

Tomosynthesis was shown to improve the rate of cancer detection and reduce the number of unnecessary call-backs in an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, June 2014. Experts believe that this method will soon become the gold standard in breast cancer screening and detection. Tomosynthesis is offered at multiple UH breast health centers across the region.


Offering Quality Diagnostic Mammograms at Accredited Breast Health Centers

UH Breast Health Centers are recognized by the American College of Radiology for meeting extensive accreditation requirements and promoting excellent practice standards. Each breast health center has also received the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence award and holds NAPBC accreditation. The breast imaging teams and specially trained radiologists at each center work exclusively with patients undergoing screening or diagnostic mammograms.

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