The Breast Radiology Section offers comprehensive imaging and consultative services in all aspects of breast health using state of the art equipment and technologies. Patients’ examinations are performed by dedicated breast imaging technologists and interpreted by subspecialized physicians whose expertise is in breast imaging care. Screening for breast cancer is performed with full field digital 2-D mammography and/or digital breast tomosynthesis. Those with higher risk than the average population for breast cancer may also undergo screening breast magnetic resonance imaging. For diagnosis of breast abnormalities in symptomatic patients or patients having abnormal screening studies, the section offers tailored diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, sonographically guided, stereotactic and MRI guided breast biopsy, as well as localization of occult lesions in preparation for surgical removal. Opportunities to participate in research studies in breast imaging, including protocols examining dedicated breast computed tomography and MRI, are also available to eligible UCD patients.
Get Screened: Why Women Should Have Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 40
Why should you have a screening mammogram starting at age 40? Watch this short video: screening at age 40
Breast Cancer Screening 101
Watch this short video to find out more about common breast cancer screening misconceptions to help you and your health care provider make better-informed screening decisions. Breast cancer experts provide simple facts to help women decide when to get a mammogram
The Face of Breast Imaging
Click to learn about what is average breast cancer risk (pdf).
Click here to learn about what it means to have dense breasts (pdf)
Click here to find out more about more about what happens after screening (infographic)
Click to learn about California Breast Density Law
Section Chief: Shadi Aminololama-Shakeri, MD
Click here to learn more about our Breast Radiology faculty.