Breast Health, Imaging & Procedures

Welcome to Breast Health, Imaging & Procedures at Montrose Regional Health. Whether your needs are a routine mammogram or for diagnostic imaging and procedures to help gain insight, we’re here to help you.

The most effective way to detect early signs of breast cancer and address other noncancerous breast conditions is to undergo routine preventative care including mammograms. Our team meets the highest standards for our patients while also providing them and their families support, comfort, and answers. You can ask questions and discuss concerns about your breast health comfortably and confidentially.

To help you feel at home, we make every effort to accommodate requests for a specific technologist when scheduling your routine mammogram and other important breast exams and tests.


Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. In today’s advanced medical environment, there is more hope than ever before for breast cancer patients. One of the keys is early detection; at Montrose Memorial Hospital, we can perform these routine screening and diagnostic tests with efficient procedures and highly trained staff.

Today’s gold standard in breast cancer screening is 2D mammography. However, it doesn’t always deliver clear results. Traditional 2D mammograms suffer from decreasing sensitivity as the density of a woman’s breast tissue increases, or when breast tissue overlaps. This can result in unclear images that leave health providers unsure of what they see, and can lead to cancers being missed.

Montrose Regional Health offers True Breast Tomosynthesis, a state-of-the-art 3D mammogram technology that is proven to detect breast cancer better than traditional 2D mammography alone. We’re using it in our practice to give women a new level of confidence in their breast health.

Learn more about the advantage of 3D Mammograms here

Breast Lumps

In most cases, breast lumps are benign (noncancerous) and your provider will recommend monitoring them for changes. If a positive diagnosis is ever received, we are available for you throughout your treatment and recovery.

We can also provide our patients with information about the local Bosom Buddies organization to help connect you with even more support in your journey back to great health.

Center of Excellence

We are a proud Breast Imaging Center of Excellence!

We are extremely proud of the care we offer our patients. This designation is made by the American College of Radiology (ACR) — meaning Montrose Regional Health meets ACR’s requirements for mammography, ultrasound and MRI, and goes beyond what is expected.

We are here to care for you like family – it’s our pleasure to meet high technical and medical standards so we can give you the best care possible.

Breast Imaging Tests

• Breast ultrasound
• Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
• Minimally invasive breast biopsy techniques including ultrasound-guided core breast biopsy, fine needle aspiration (cyst aspiration), and stereotactic core breast biopsy

Other tests not listed here are available as part of MRH’s imaging diagnostic services — these studies are ordered by a physician.