Breast Imaging FAQ

What is the difference between a screening and a diagnostic mammogram?

A screening mammogram is used to routinely check for breast cancer in patients who have no symptoms. A diagnostic mammogram is used to check for breast cancer in patients who had suspicious results on their screening mammogram or other signs of breast cancer.

Can I get a mammogram if I have breast implants?

Yes! Our techs are highly experienced and have special techniques to ensure no damage is done to your implants during a mammogram.

Can I get an unltrasound instead of a mammogram?

No, not for screening purposes. Breast ultrasound is not approved for screening breast cancer and is not used to image the whole breast. Ultrasound is used as additional screening after a mammogram and when there may be a specific lump. Mammography or 3D mammography are the only approved tests to screen breast cancer.