The UW Health Breast Center in Madison, Wisconsin recognizes that breast health is an important part of every woman's personal health care program. We provide comprehensive multidisciplinary care, with a full spectrum of clinical and support services.
Whether you need mammography or another imaging study, a consultation or second opinion, or are exploring treatment options, the following diagnostic services may be used during your visit.
- Screening Mammography: A screening mammogram is a low dose X-ray of the breast used to detect breast changes in patients who have no symptoms. A radiologist, specially trained in mammography, will read the films. A new type of screening mammogram, called Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), is now available at all UW Health mammography sites in Dane County.
- Diagnostic Mammography: Diagnostic mammography is designed for women with symptoms or to obtain further information after screening or as a recommendation for short-term follow-up by a radiologist. A diagnostic mammogram can be used to diagnose unusual breast changes, such as a lump, pain, nipple thickening or discharge, or a change in breast size or shape. This mammogram is obtained with a focused view taken of the area of clinical concern.