Breast Imaging

There are many abnormalities—both cancerous and non-cancerous—that can develop in breast tissue. Breast imaging is used to evaluate breast tissue for these abnormalities. 

Your doctor may order breast imaging to screen for cancer or to examine a lump or nipple discharge.

Mount Sinai research has shown that when breast cancer is detected early, there are more options for effective therapies, less need for radical treatment, and improved survival. With breast cancer, early detection is a key to survival. 

Our specialists use many different types of breast imaging to provide the most accurate diagnosis possible. At our many sites across the Mount Sinai Health System, we offer:

  • Mammography (with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (3D) at most locations)
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Image Guided Biopsy
  • Seed and wire localization

Mount Sinai’s dedicated breast imaging specialists, including radiologists and specially-trained technologists, work closely with colleagues in breast surgery, breast oncology, radiation therapy, breast pathology, genetics, social work, internal medicine, nursing, massage therapy, psychiatry and psychology. Our multidisciplinary team approach supports early cancer detection and comprehensive treatment.

Our breast imaging team is committed to making sure you have a pleasant and comfortable experience. We are honored to serve all individuals with outstanding, compassionate care and sensitivity to diversity.

Commitment to Research

In addition to providing excellent clinical care, our breast cancer experts are advancing the field of breast imaging through innovative research. Their studies are frequently published in peer-reviewed medical journals. 

Some of our ongoing research studies focus on:

  • Artificial Intelligence in breast imaging
  • Recognizing breast cancer on chest computed tomography scans
  • Urban mobile mammography and outreach to underserved communities
  • Understanding the relationship between vascular calcification seen on mammography and cardiac risk
  • Identifying breast cancer risk and appropriate screening measures for cisgender men and transgender women and men. The Transgender Follow up Imaging Registry (TransFIR) is a prospective registry to help determine the best method for early cancer detection.

Commitment to Education

We are committed to educating the next generation of breast imaging specialists and are proud of our educational opportunities and accomplishments:

  • Our experts assess the quality of mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound for the American College of Radiology’s accreditation programs.
  • Our annual breast imaging fellowship provides training for future leaders in the field.
  • Our faculty speak at national and international meetings and are often quoted in the media.
  • We have been selected as fellows of the American College of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging and have been honored by the American Cancer Society.