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Our board certified, sub-specialized radiologists are highly trained to read mammogram reports and deliver clear, concise, and accurate answers. Schedule your annual mammogram at one of our locations near you and protect your breast health.

what is mammography?

Mammography is an imaging protocol to help detect early breast cancer. Mammograms are proven to find malignant tumors before they become clinically evident. The American Cancer Society (ACS) reports one out of every eight women in the U.S. will develop Breast Cancer.  Early detection by way of mammography, regular self breast examination, and regular examination by a physician can significantly increase the chance of survival by up to 95%.  The ACS recommends annual mammography for women over the age of 40.

What Is Screening Mammography?

Screening mammography is a radiological examination performed to detect unsuspected breast cancer in asymptomatic women. A screening mammogram is performed when there is no specific complaint.

Screening mammography is indicated for asymptomatic women 40 years of age or older. It is reasonable to institute screening mammography at an earlier age for high risk women. Symptomatic women and women with a previously detected abnormality, for whom short interval follow-up or further evaluation has been recommended, are not candidates for screening mammography.

What Is Diagnostic Mammography?

Diagnostic mammography is a radiographic examination performed to evaluate patients who have signs and/or symptoms of breast disease, imaging findings of concern, or prior imaging findings requiring a specific follow-up. 

Diagnostic Mammography May Be Appropriate For Patients:

• With a specific focus of clinical concern including, but not limited to, mass, induration, auxiliary lymphadenopathy, some types of nipple discharge, skin changes, or persistent focal areas of pain or tenderness.
• With a possible radiographic abnormality.
• Recommended for short-interval follow-up (e.g., less than 1 year) for probable benign radiographic findings as defined by the ACR Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS®) [8].
• Whose examination requires direct involvement of the radiologist for special views, physical breast examination, or consultation.
• Who have been treated for breast cancer. At the discretion of the facility, asymptomatic women may undergo screening or diagnostic mammography.

Preparation for Exam

Preparation for your mammogram is important. If you have old mammograms done at another facility please bring them to the exam. Our Radiologist would like to compare the images. It is important that you describe any breast symptoms to the technologist before the study. Do NOT wear any deodorant, talcum powder or lotion on the upper body the day of the exam. If you might be pregnant inform the staff immediately. 

Exam Length

Exam length is usually 10-20 minutes.

Exam Results

After your exam, the radiologist will review your images and a report will be sent directly to your physician. Reports are available within 24 to 72 hours.

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BICRAD is specialized in all areas of breast imaging.

When it comes to breast health, quality medical imaging is essential for the most accurate results. Bay Imaging Consultants is committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and professionalism in the Northern California region. We are here for you and any of your medical imaging needs.

ABSMC Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center
3100 Summit Street Oakland, CA 94609

ABSMC Imaging and Mammography Center
5730 Telegraph Ave.Oakland, CA 94609

John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Brentwood Campus
2400 Balfour Road Brentwood, CA 94513

John Muir Health Outpatient Center, San Ramon
2302 Camino Ramon #108 San Ramon, CA 94583

John Muir Health Outpatient Center, Walnut Creek
1450 Treat Blvd Suite 150 Walnut Creek, Ca 94598

John Muir Health, Women's Health Center
133 La Casa Via, Suite 120 Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Sutter Fairfield Diagnostic Imaging Ctr
2700 Low Court Fairfield, CA 94534

Sutter Vacaville Imaging
770 Mason Street Vacaville, CA 95688

Sutter Vallejo Imaging
100 Hospital Drive Vallejo, CA 94589

Valley Care Women's Center
5725 Las Positas Blvd. #120 Pleasanton, CA 94588