Mammogram and Ultrasound Images Explained

Aug 8, 2018

A mammogram is a routine component of a breast cancer screening program, necessary to detect the earliest signs of breast cancer.

Breast self-examination programs are important but alone cannot detect the smallest lesions. Of course, when your clinician finds a bump or a lump of some kind on a clinical exam, he/she will immediately refer the patient for a mammogram. Women with higher than average risk factors may seek additional supplemental imaging such as MRI for strong family history or whole breast ultrasound for dense tissue.

Normally, the X-ray component of a mammogram may be all that is necessary for breast cancer screening, but whole breast ultrasound can compliment dense tissue that may otherwise hide an underlying finding.

The Women’s Imaging Center uses the highest-rated digital mammography systems made by Hologic Dimensions and Selenia. We offer breast mammography, ultrasound, and other imaging services in Denver (Cherry Creek), Lakewood, Highlands Ranch, Westminster, and Centennial.


Call 303-321-CARE (2273) to schedule an appointment or make an online appointment request:

The Women’s Imaging Center is committed to providing individualized, innovative, state-of-the-art healthcare for women and men.

Kelly McAleese
by Kelly McAleese