Mammography at Sharp HealthCare
At the Cancer Centers of Sharp HealthCare, we are proud to be a leading provider of women's care and women's imaging, offering mammography services throughout San Diego County. In addition to state-of-the-art technology and equipment, we ensure a gentle, supportive environment for your annual screening.
Here, our patients are our purpose, and our partners. Beginning at age 40, we encourage you to begin a conversation with your doctor about routine breast screening — when it should begin and what type of screening is best for you. If you and your doctor have determined you are at increased risk for breast cancer, we suggest you begin this conversation at an earlier age that is appropriate to your specific needs.
To learn more about Sharp's mammography services, call us at 858-499-3533.
Advanced mammography services to meet your every need
Equipped with the latest technology and advanced diagnostic tests — which can provide earlier detection of tumors and abnormalities - our highly skilled team of experts is dedicated to making your experience comfortable.
Located throughout San Diego County, our mammography services range from annual screenings to complex diagnostic procedures, such as stereotactic breast biopsy, ultrasound-guided breast core biopsy and breast MRI.
This diagnostic technology provides highly precise, rapid scans for the radiologist. Digital mammography uses computer and specially designed digital detectors to produce an image that can be displayed on a high-resolution computer monitor, and transmitted and stored just like computer files.
All women are at risk for breast cancer, but certain factors greatly increase the likelihood of some women getting the disease. When receiving a mammogram at James S. Brown Pavilion, you can learn if your lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is greater than 20 percent — the threshold at which the American Cancer Society recommends extra monitoring and other prevention strategies. The process is simple. At the time of your mammogram, you will answer a series of questions about your personal and family histories. Then a sophisticated computer program will calculate your unique breast cancer risk and send it to your doctor.
Tomosynthesis (3D mammography)
Offered at James S. Brown Pavilion and at Grossmont Imaging (a partnership of X-Ray Medical Group and Sharp Grossmont Hospital), 3D mammography is a diagnostic tool to uncover breast abnormalities unseen in traditional mammograms, which allows doctors to detect breast cancer earlier. It uses high-powered computing to generate a 3D reconstruction of the breast, providing clearer, more accurate views of breast tissue.
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Mammography services in San Diego
Mammography is offered at the following Sharp locations.