Whether it's your first mammogram or your tenth, breast cancer screening can be stressful. That's why breast imaging specialists at Rush are dedicated to keeping you calm, comfortable and informed. With breast imaging technology and guidelines constantly evolving, we are committed to educating you about the breast cancer screening tests that are right for you.
Of all breast cancers detected at screening, 85 to 90 percent are found at the earliest stages at Rush, which far exceeds national guidelines.
Rush offers the 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 for breast cancer
If our team suspects a breast tumor or breast cancer, they work closely with other 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 in 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 mammogram (2-D) and breast tomosynthesis (3-D mammogram), 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.