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Mammography (Breast Imaging)

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A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast, to check for and diagnose breast disease. A mammogram is done as a screening test and may also be used if you are experiencing breast pain or other symptoms. It uses a low dose of radiation.

During a mammogram, your breasts are squeezed by the equipment for a few seconds, which may cause mild pain. This pressure keeps the radiation low and helps take the best picture of your breast. 

Video: Mammograms and breast self-exams are easier than you might think. Dr. Avice O'Connell, Director of UR Medicine Breast Imaging, explains.
Video: A mammography technologist from UR Medicine Breast Imaging shows what happens when a woman comes in for her annual mammogram.
Video: Avice O'Connell, M.D., reviews mammography research in the September 23, 2010, New England Journal of Medicine.

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UR Medicine Breast Imaging

UR Medicine's Approach

We have the expertise to evaluate numerous conditions, including:

  • Breast cancer
  • Breast infections and inflammations
  • Common breast lumps
  • Fibrocystic breast changes
  • Nipple problems and discharge
  • Phyllodes tumor

Services we offer include:

  • Mammography screening
  • 3D mammography/tomosynthesis
  • Diagnostic mammography
    • Cone-beam breast CT
    • Stereotactic biopsy
    • Breast ultrasound
    • Ductogram
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
    • Pre-operative needle localization
    • Cyst aspiration
    • Fine needle aspiration
  • Bone densitometry (DEXA scans)

What Sets Us Apart?

UR Medicine Breast Imaging provides the things women want most in a breast imaging center. Our department includes some of the nation's top breast care experts. We offer the most advanced imaging technology in a calming, comfortable environment.

As part of an academic medical center, our providers are continuously working to advance the detection and assessment of breast disease. For example, we offer the only Cone-Beam Breast CT imaging technique in the Northeast. The technology was developed by UR Medicine's Director of Breast Imaging, Avice O'Connell, M.D., F.A.C.R.

The UR Medicine Breast Imaging Center is designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology's (ACR) Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast Imaging for a three-year term. The ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation signifies that UR Medicine Breast Imaging provides these services to the Rochester and surrounding communities at the highest standards of the radiology profession.

We collaborate with breast specialists at UR Medicine's Wilmot Cancer Institute to ensure that all necessary treatments and support is available. And with so many convenient locations in Rochester and surrounding communities, it's easier than ever to get your mammogram.


Our care team is here for you. Find a UR Medicine expert and get care now.

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We serve you in the Rochester metropolitan area and surrounding region.

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14 locations

Imaging - Anthony Jordan Health Center - Rochester

Anthony Jordan Health Center
82 Holland Street
Rochester, NY 14605

Imaging - Calkins Corporate Park - Henrietta

Calkins Corporate Park - Mammography
500 Red Creek Drive, Suite 130
Rochester, NY 14623

Breast Imaging - Henrietta

Red Creek (Calkins Corporate Park)
500 Red Creek Drive, Suite 130
Rochester, NY 14623

Breast Imaging - Rochester

Highland Hospital
1000 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Breast Imaging - Rochester

Jordan Health
82 Holland Street, Room 101 E
Rochester, NY 14605

Women's Imaging & Breast Center - Hornell

St. James Medical Office Building
7309 Seneca Road North, Entrance E, Suite 113
Hornell, NY 14843

Breast Imaging - Dansville

Noyes Memorial Hospital
111 Clara Barton Street
Dansville, NY 14437

Breast Imaging - Penfield

Penfield Crossings Medical Center
2212 Penfield Road, Suite 500
Penfield, NY 14526

Breast Imaging - Rochester

Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642

Breast Imaging - Brockport

Strong West
156 West Avenue
Brockport, NY 14420

Thompson Health Breast Imaging - Canandaigua

Lakeside Professional Park
229B Parrish Street, Suite 103
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Patient Education & Support

Tyrer-Cuzick Risk Assessment Calculator*

The Tyrer-Cuzick Risk Assessment Tool is a nationally accepted standard based on science. It helps measure women’s breast cancer risk factors based on family history, and it helps women better understand their breast cancer risk factors. It also allows health professionals to estimate a woman’s risk of developing invasive breast cancer over the next five years and up to age 90.

Take the Tyrer-Cuzick Breast Cancer Risk Assessment.

*NOTE: This tool cannot accurately estimate breast cancer risk for women carrying a breast-cancer-producing mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2, those who have a previous history of invasive or in-situ breast cancer: lobular cancer in- situ (LCIS) or ductal cancer in-situ (DCIS), or those in certain other subgroups.

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