Here you will work with a compassionate, experienced team of breast imaging radiologists. We are dedicated to providing personalized, precision breast screening. That means we’ll work 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, there have been many advancements in detecting breast cancer. We offer the following breast cancer screening options at many of our locations:
- Digital mammography (2-D mammogram)
- Tomosynthesis (3-D mammogram)
- Automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) screening for women who have dense breasts
- Diagnostic ultrasound
- Breast MRI for women who have a high risk of breast cancer
Comprehensive breast cancer care
Of all breast cancers detected at screening at Rush, 85 to 90 percent are found at the earliest stages, which is when the cancer is most curable.
If our team suspects a breast tumor or breast cancer, we will work closely with our multidisciplinary team of breast cancer specialists at Rush to create a personalized care plan for you.
Excellence in Breast Imaging
Center of excellence
Rush is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
A leader in breast cancer screening for dense breasts
Rush offers automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) screening for 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.
Advanced mammogram technology
Rush offers both digital mammography (2-D) and 3-D (breast tomosynthesis), which allows your diagnostic radiologists to detect small cancers that are not always apparent on digital mammography alone.
A highly experienced team
Rush has one of the most experienced breast imaging teams in the Chicago area. Anyone who reads your mammogram at Rush specializes solely in breast imaging. And that's good for you. The accuracy of your mammogram ultimately comes down to the interpretative expertise of the radiologist who reads it.
The 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.
"One in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime — our mothers, sisters, daughters and friends. Breast cancer screening with yearly mammograms saves women's lives. At Rush, we recommend yearly screening mammograms beginning at age 40. One out of every 6 cancers diagnosed in the U.S. occurs in women between the ages of 40 and 50. These young women deserve the chance for early detection with mammography to find cancer when it is most easily treatable."
Lisa Stempel, MD
Acting Director, Breast Imaging