3-D Screening Mammography
Breast cancer cannot be prevented but early detection can keep the disease from spreading and greatly increase your odds for a favorable outcome. The advanced three-dimensional mammography at University Hospitals can help find cancer earlier than other conventional methods.
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Screening Mammogram Recommendations
A baseline (first) 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.
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:
- Same-Day Workup
Patients with abnormal mammogram results have the option to receive a same-day workup or to schedule a next-day workup if preferred.
- 30-Minute Results
At UH Cleveland Medical Center and UH Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands, patients get their screening mammogram results 30 minutes after completion of the exam. This is the only program of its kind in Northeast Ohio.
- Walk-In at Select Locations
We offer walk in screening mammograms at select UH locations. Patients are able to walk in for a screening mammogram with little waiting. Available Monday – Friday only, hours and locations will vary.
- Fast MRI
Patients with dense breast tissue, those who have an average or mildly elevated risk for developing breast cancer or those who have a family history of the disease can schedule a low-cost breast cancer screening that takes approximately 10 minutes. This supplemental screening is self-pay ($250*) and is available at several UH locations that perform breast MRIs. To learn more about the Fast MRI program, call 877-604-6371 or speak to your physician.
*Subject to change.
- UH Mobile Health Screenings Unit
Our mobile health unit will be stationed at a variety of convenient, UH locations across the region to offer advanced 3-D mammography screenings. Patients can schedule ahead of time and do not need an order. Appointments are required for the mobile health unit.
For more information or to take advantage of one of these programs, call 216-278-7295.
Your Safety is Our Top Priority
When you come to University Hospitals for your mammogram, you can feel safe. In accordance with U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations for infection control, we are taking every precaution to ensure your health and safety, including:
- Limiting the number of appointments to ensure the waiting area allows for safe physical distancing.
- Exam rooms and equipment will be thoroughly disinfected after each procedure.
- All providers taking care of you will be wearing a mask. We also require that all patients wear a mask or cloth face covering.
- All staff and patients will be screened prior to entering the facility. Any person with symptoms or risk factors for COVID-19 will be redirected to an appropriate resource for medical attention.
- No companions or visitors are allowed in the waiting area or exam rooms. If someone drives you to your appointment, please have them wait for you outside the facility. Learn more about our visitor policies and restrictions.
3-D Mammography Offered at All UH Breast Health Centers
What is 3-D Mammography (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.