Having a mammogram can be stressful. A soothing setting like the one found at Rush can relieve some anxiety. But it’s even more important to know you’re in capable hands.
At the Regenstein Breast Imaging Center at Rush, radiologists specialize in one thing: They review and interpret breast imaging. For patients, that’s a good thing. The accuracy of a mammogram ultimately comes down to the interpretative expertise of the radiologist who reads it.
These radiologists review digital mammograms, which can often show the subtle differences between healthy and abnormal tissues. Of all breast cancers detected at screening, 85 to 90 percent are found at the earliest stages at Rush, which far exceeds national guidelines.
If radiologists suspect a breast tumor or breast cancer, they work closely with breast cancer specialists to confirm diagnosis and quickly initiate treatment if necessary.