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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.

Mobile Mammography Van

Let nothing stand in the way of your health. Our Mammo Van offers convenient access to the same unparalleled care you can expect from UR Medicine Breast Imaging locations. This state-of-the-art mobile facility is wheelchair accessible, air conditioned, and equipped with the latest mammography technology—including a 3D Tomosynthesis Hologic Dimensions Unit. The best part? Making an appointment is easy. Click the link below to learn more and view the schedule. 


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11 locations

Imaging - Anthony Jordan Health Center - Rochester

Anthony Jordan Health Center
82 Holland Street
Rochester, NY 14605

Imaging - Medical Office Building - Hornell

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

Imaging - Noyes Health Services - Geneseo

Noyes Health Services
50 East South Street
Geneseo, NY 14454

Imaging - Penfield Crossings Medical Center - Penfield

Penfield Crossings Medical Center
2212 Penfield Road
Penfield, NY 14526

Imaging - Highland Hospital - Rochester

Highland Hospital
1000 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Imaging - Noyes Health - Dansville

Noyes Memorial Hospital
111 Clara Barton Street
Dansville, NY 14437

Imaging - Strong Memorial Hospital - Rochester

Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642

Breast Imaging - Henrietta

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

Breast Imaging Center - Canandaigua

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

Breast Imaging - Penfield

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

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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