Breast Imaging Services

With conveniently located breast imaging services, we make it easier to take good care of yourself.

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Nuvance Health provides full-service breast imaging centers. Whether it’s an annual mammogram, diagnostic test or biopsy, we offer convenient, timely access. Experienced radiologists and imaging technologists deliver a range of breast imaging services, with comfort and compassion. 
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Breast Imaging Recognition

Many Nuvance Health locations have earned recognition, including:

  • American College of Radiology (ACR®) Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation
  • Mammography Quality Standards Act designation
  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC®) designation

Breast Imaging Program at Nuvance Health: Why Choose Us?

Skilled technologists take extra steps to put you at ease during scans and related procedures. Board-certified radiologists who specialize in breast imaging interpret the results. If additional testing is necessary, you don’t have to go to a different program. The team quickly coordinates and delivers the services you need. Highlights of our program include:

  • Convenience:
    Breast imaging services are available in locations throughout New York’s Hudson Valley and Western Connecticut. Many centers have early morning, evening and weekend hours. View a list of our locations.
  • Comfort:
    It’s natural to be nervous about breast imaging and what the results can mean for your health. The team takes extra steps before, during and after your mammogram to ease your concerns.
  • Timely results:
    Breast radiologists typically evaluate mammograms the same day. Results are available online within two business days through the patient portal.
  • Diagnostic testing:
    You have access to a range of services, including ultrasounds and image-guided biopsies. Explore additional breast imaging services.
3D Mammogram Access Without a Referral

Screening mammograms enable doctors to detect signs of breast cancer before it causes symptoms. Nuvance Health imaging specialists use 3D digital mammography (tomosynthesis), which makes the fine details of breast tissue more visible. Many women receive 3D screening mammograms without a physician’s order. To be eligible, you must meet specific requirements, which include:

  • Being 40 years old or older
  • Not having breast cancer symptoms, such as a change in breast appearance, a lump or nipple discharge other than breast milk
  • No personal or family history of breast cancer
  • An average breast cancer risk

Request an appointment for a mammogram.

Additional Breast Imaging Services

We offer additional services, including:

  • Breast ultrasound: This test uses soundwaves to produce images that offer a closer look at breast tissue and blood flow.
  • Breast MRI: A magnetic field and radio waves produce more detailed images than tomosynthesis.
  • Image-guided breast biopsy: Imaging guides the needle removing a tissue sample, which we can then test for cancer.
  • Wireless localization device placement: Radiologists use advanced localization devices to mark the location of the surgical area. This enables surgeons to locate the area with less disruption to healthy tissue.

Extended Mammogram Access in New York

Imaging centers at Putnam Hospital and Vassar Brothers Medical Center are designated New York State Cancer Service Program (CSP) locations. Breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings are available to eligible patients at no cost.

To be eligible for cancer screenings under CSP, you must:

  • Live in New York State
  • Not have health insurance
  • Have health insurance with out-of-pocket costs that prevent you from obtaining cancer screenings

Breast Cancer Care

If you face a higher-than-average risk of breast cancer, you may benefit from genetic testing and counseling. The cancer genetic counselors at Nuvance Health discuss your options and explain results.

If we detect signs of cancer, you have access to a team of specialists, including breast surgeons and radiation and medical oncologists, who deliver personalized care. Explore breast cancer services.


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