Our board-certified and fellowship-trained breast radiologists have expertise in reading a wide range of breast imaging studies, as well as performing minimally invasive breast biopsies in all imaging modalities.
The American Cancer Society and the American College of Radiology recommend yearly screening mammograms for women starting at the age of 40.
Some of the breast imaging procedures we offer include:
UPMC Hamot was the first facility in Erie County to offer breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography. Because tomosynthesis takes breast images from multiple angles, it provides improved image quality and increased accuracy in detecting breast cancer. A tomosynthesis mammogram takes only a few seconds longer than a traditional mammogram, a difference that most patients do not notice.
Patients have the option of having either a traditional digital screening mammogram or a screening tomosynthesis study. Traditional mammography and tomosynthesis may also be used together for diagnostic purposes.
UPMC Hamot was the first in the Erie region to bring you digital mammography. Digital mammography provides:
Appointments for a digital mammogram can be made at UPMC Hamot Women’s Imaging. To schedule an appointment, call 814-877-6123.
The Breast Health Navigation Program provides education and emotional support for patients and family members and acts as a liaison between the patient and their treatment. Our goal is to help ensure truly seamless care, and to provide support for patients and families.