Mammograms and Breast Imaging

Advanced digital mammography and breast screening

An imaging technician prepares a middle-aged woman for a mammogram to screen for breast cancer.

Advanced digital mammography and breast screening

Mammograms and other breast imaging services are used to detect and diagnose breast cancer or other conditions and can often identify breast abnormalities at their earliest stages. Early detection of breast cancer can reduce treatment time and lead to more successful outcomes.

Digital mammography locations

Find mammography services in San Diego at the following clinics and imaging centers.

Why choose Scripps for your mammogram

Scripps digital mammography providers offer the latest breast screening technology and expertise.

Types of mammograms at Scripps

Scripps provides digital mammography using the latest breast imaging technology and expertise. A digital mammogram uses a low-dose X-ray that passes through your breast tissue to create a high-contrast, high-resolution image of the inner structures of the breast. These images can reveal any potential tumors or abnormalities even before they can be felt.

Depending on your needs, your physician may recommend either a screening mammogram or a diagnostic mammogram. A 3-D mammogram might also be recommended.

Advanced breast imaging at Scripps

Based on your needs, your physician may order an advanced breast imaging test to assist with diagnosis and treatment planning.

Breast cancer screening guidelines

Breast cancer affects about 1 in 8 women in the United States over the course of her lifetime. About 15% of women who develop breast cancer have a family member who also was diagnosed with it, but 85% have no family history of the disease. Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women, with only skin cancer being more common.

Fortunately, this cancer also is one of the most treatable. The prognosis for breast cancer has been improving since 1989, due in part to advances in treatment, increased awareness and, especially, earlier detection through screening exams. The earlier breast cancer is detected, the greater the likelihood of successful treatment.

Educational resources and genetic counseling

If you have questions about your breast health or have concerns about your risk for breast cancer due to a personal or family history of the disease, our breast health educators are ready to answer your questions and provide you with information and resources.

Our oncology nurse navigators are experts in managing breast cancer issues and can help you and your family understand and navigate your care and treatment.

Our genetic counselors are health care professionals with specialized graduate training in medical genetics and counseling. If you or a family member has a higher than average risk of breast cancer due to personal or family history of cancer, ethnicity, a suspected genetic mutation or other factors, our genetic counselors can provide information, counseling and recommendations.