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Breast Health Services at UPMC Chautauqua

3D Mammography (Tomosynthesis)

UPMC Chautauqua is the first hospital in the region to offer 3D mammograms.

Benefits of 3D mammography

3D mammograms:

  • Provide clearer images of dense breast tissue.
  • Take pictures from many angles and are more accurate at spotting breast cancer. This reduces the need for more tests.
  • Detect small breast cancers that a digital mammogram might not show.
  • Are more likely to detect multiple breast tumors.
  • Only take a few seconds longer than a normal mammogram, a difference most women don't notice.

To schedule your yearly mammogram today, call 716-664-8448.

Breast MRI

UPMC Chautauqua offers a comprehensive array of breast health services including breast MRI exams.

MRI imaging of the breast is performed to:

  • Identify early breast cancer not detected through other means, especially in women with dense breast tissue and those at high risk.
  • Evaluate abnormalities detected by a mammogram or ultrasound.
  • Distinguish between scar tissue and recurrent tumors.
  • Determine whether cancer detected by mammogram, ultrasound, or after surgical biopsy has spread further in the breast or into the chest wall.
  • Assess the effect of chemotherapy.
  • Provide additional information on breast cancer to make treatment decisions.
  • Determine the integrity of breast implants.

To schedule a breast MRI exam, call 716-664-8674. Please note that a physician's order is required for this MRI exam.

Breast Health Navigator Services

To make an appointment with the breast navigator, call 716-485-7898.

Our breast navigator at UPMC Chautauqua is a mammography tech with a navigation certification in breast imaging and:

  • Works closely with your doctors, care team, and others.
  • Helps you and your family throughout your treatment.
  • Provides support and guidance for you and your loved ones.

How our breast navigator can help

We help you:

  • Schedule a consult with a pathologist if you wish to discuss your lab results after a breast biopsy.
  • Make an appointment for a breast MRI.
  • Schedule a surgical consult.
  • Make appointments for other recommended exams.
  • Connect you with community support and outreach programs.
  • And much more.