URMC Imaging Sciences is recognized as a world leader in radiological testing, education and research. Radiology is a medical specialty that has become much more than just x-rays, and the name of our Department reflects this evolution. The Department of Imaging Sciences at the University of Rochester is at the forefront of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging technologies.
The progressive nature of the field and our Department is also embodied by the University of Rochester motto–Meliora, meaning always better. This is the standard by which we operate.
Cone Beam Breast Computed Tomography (CBBCT) Scanner
The Cone Beam Breast CT system consists of a cushioned exam table with a cutout in the middle. A woman lies on her belly, suspending her breasts one at a time through the opening. The CBBCT takes 300 images by circling the breasts for about 10 seconds, emitting a radiation dose that's comparable to mammography.