Breast Imaging


Our Division is located in the North Carolina Cancer Center. Our clinic, which is over 10,000 square feet, has six full field digital mammography units, four dedicated breast ultrasound units which are utilized in the work-up of breast lesions and for image guided procedures, a stereotactic machine, patient consult and recovery rooms, and a patient education room. There is also specific new space where research on new breast imaging modalities can be undertaken. In this way, clinical trials on the latest breast imaging technologies will always be available to UNC patients.

Five faculty members and two breast imaging fellows work compassionately with patients in all areas of diagnosis of benign and malignant breast disease, including the following:

  • Interpreting screening mammograms;
  • Working up new problems revealed by the screening mammogram or discovered by the patient or her/his personal physician with diagnostic mammography, ultrasound and/or MRI;
  • Using ultrasound, mammographic or MRI guidance to perform biopsies and procedures facilitating surgical procedures or intraoperative radiation therapy;
  • Following post-treatment cancer patients;
  • Giving every patient in the clinic for diagnostic evaluation her/his results and recommendations verbally and in writing, and the opportunity to ask questions directly of a radiologist at the conclusion of the visit;
  • Helping with assessment and planning for care of breast cancer patients in close relationship with our colleagues in the Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic;
  • Participating in groundbreaking research studies to seek improvements in Breast Imaging.

To make an appointment with UNC Health Care Mammography, please call 984-974-8762