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Breast Imaging Services

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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.

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.

Screening options

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.

Collaborative care

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

Chief, Division of Breast Imaging

Locations and Contact Information

Professional Building
1725 W. Harrison St.
Suite 025
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-2027
Professional Building
1725 W. Harrison St.
Suite 717
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-2027
1300 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (773) 975-8900
2011 York Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: (630) 724-1300
1411 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 454-2700
520 S. Maple Ave.
Ground floor
Oak Park, IL 60304
Phone: (708) 660-2355
4355 Montgomery Road
Naperville, IL 60564
Phone: (630) 236-8300

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