The Breast Imaging section is located in the University of Colorado Breast Center, a multidisciplinary breast center at the Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion (AOP), incorporating breast imaging, breast surgery, breast oncology, internal medicine, genetic counseling and specialized nursing. As a result of the proximity to the clinics, the radiologists in breast imaging enjoy a high degree of collaboration with other disciplines. The Breast Imaging Center houses three Hologic full-field digital mammography units with tomosynthesis, a Hologic prone stereotactic table, an Affirm add-on biopsy system for stereotactically and tomosynthesis-guided biopsies, including lateral arm option, and 2 Philips ultrasound units dedicated for breast imaging use. A Faxitron unit is used for specimen radiography.
All breast MRIs are interpreted in the Breast Imaging section. Breast MRIs are performed at our Lone Tree facility with a 1.5T Siemens magnet, and at the AOP on a GE 3T magnet. All forms of image-guided percutaneous breast biopsies and needle localizations, including mammographic, sonographic, and MRI-guided, are performed in the Breast Imaging section by our subspecialty trained faculty. Preoperative needle localization procedures are now primarily performed using the Savi Scout system based on surgeon preference, essentially eliminating the older wire localization technique.
Breast imaging and interventional procedures are also available at our satellite breast center at Lone Tree Medical Center where there are two Hologic full-field digital mammography units with tomosynthesis and a Philips ultrasound unit.
UCHealth has also more recently opened a breast imaging center at Highlands Ranch Hospital where there are two Hologic full-field digital mammography units with tomosynthesis, an Affirm add-on biopsy system for stereotactically and tomosynthesis-guided biopsies, and two GE US units. Breast MRI is performed on a Siemens 1.5T magnet.
The University of Colorado School of Medicine is also home to Colorado’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Consequently, many of the Breast Center faculty conduct clinical trials, which are available to our patients.
In addition, our breast imaging centers at AOP and at Highlands Ranch Hospital are participating in a multi-institutional research study comparing 2D and 3D digital screening mammography. This study is called TMIST, and women who are interested in
being part of this research can find more information here.
Monday - Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00 PM
The University of Colorado Hospital
Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
1635 Aurora Ct.
Aurora, CO 80045