Breast Imaging

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.


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  • 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.

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Additional Imaging Services