The breast imaging section is responsible for all breast imaging examinations and procedures at the Center for Advanced Medicine, the outpatient facility at Washington University Medical Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The section interprets more than 40,000 examinations each year.
Examinations include screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasound, breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as interventional procedures such as needle biopsy and/or localizations using stereotactic, ultrasound, or MRI guidance.
A mobile screening mammography program has been in continuous operation since 1986. Both the vehicle and its equipment were replaced in October 2006. The Breast Health Center and mobile facilities are equipped with full-field digital mammography units.
Patients are seen at the Breast Health Center, suite 5D, in the Center for Advanced Medicine, 4921 Parkview Place. The Breast Health Center also houses the Breast Surgical Clinical Practice in suite 5F.
If you are a physician who is interested in a breast imaging fellowship, click here to learn more about the program.