In addition to X-Ray and Ultrasound services, we now offer screening and diagnostic mammograms at this convenient location. Behind every screen is a team of technologists, radiologists, and cancer care specialists from John Muir Health and UCSF who work as a team. All breast imaging studies are interpreted by dedicated fellowship-trained UCSF breast radiologists. More accurate, expert reads are linked to better clinical outcomes with fewer false positives and higher cancer detection rates.
A breakthrough technology for detecting breast cancer in its earliest stages, Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), also known as “3D mammography,” is available to all patients and is especially good for patients with dense breast tissue. DBT takes multiple pictures of each breast from several angles, providing clearer images. This allows the radiologist to see through overlapping tissue to find hidden cancers. This kind of early detection of small breast cancers, when they are most curable, may lead to milder treatments.
Associate Chief, UCSF Breast Imaging, Dr. Kimberly Ray, discusses 3D mammography, a breakthrough technology for detecting breast cancer in its earliest stages.