Breast cancer screening is best way to help detect small, early-stage breast cancers — when they are most treatable.
Among the Best in the U.S. for Cancer Care
U.S. News & World Report ranked Rush University Medical Center among the best in the nation for cancer care.
The Rush Approach to Breast Imaging
Whether it's your first mammogram or your tenth, breast cancer screening can be stressful. That's why breast imaging specialists partner with you to determine the best breast imaging options for your needs, health history and preferences.
We’ll begin by assessing your risk of breast cancer, based on your personal and family history. Then, we’ll determine your breast density to create your personalized breast screening plan.
While mammography remains the gold standard for breast cancer screening, your screening plan may include any of the following advanced screening options to best detect breast cancer:
Excellence in Breast Imaging
- Finding breast cancer early: Of all breast cancers detected at Rush breast imaging centers, 85% to 90% are found at the earliest stages — when it is most treatable.
- Center of excellence: Rush breast imaging centers are designated as Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
- A leader in breast screening for dense breasts: If you have dense breast tissue, you know that you have a higher risk for breast cancer — and that its harder to detect breast cancer in dense breasts. All Rush breast imaging centers offer automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) screening to women who have dense breast tissue. ABUS provides a three-dimensional reconstructed image of your entire breast, which allows our diagnostic radiologists to easily see through dense tissue, which can often hide small breast cancers on a digital mammogram alone. Adding ABUS to your annual breast cancer screening increases your doctors' ability to find small, invasive breast cancers when they are most curable.
- A highly experienced team: Anyone who reads your mammogram at Rush specializes solely in breast imaging. This highly specialized team is one of the most experienced in the Chicago area — which means you can feel confident in the accuracy of your mammogram results.
- Collaborative care: Our breast imaging team works closely with the breast cancer team at Rush — which includes medical oncologists, breast surgeons, advanced practice providers and others — to create personalized care plans for patients.