Mammography uses ionizing radiation (x-rays) to create images of the human breast.  Mammography can detect breast cancer.

Facilities, Technical Capabilities, and Limitations

  • There are four mammography units available for human research. 
  • All units are capable of tomosynthesis (“image slices”).
  • All units produce high-quality digital images.
  • Images are viewable on Hologic SecurView workstations and archived on Enterprise-wide McKesson PACS; CDs/DVDs can be created as needed.
  • Radiology reports are created in MagView, viewable through SCM/AEHR, and can be printed as needed.     
Units Location Type
4 Second Floor, Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Pavilion WH) Hologic Selenia Dimensions (Digital Breast Tomosynthesis and Intelligent 2D Technology)
1 Second Floor, Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Pavilion WH) Hologic Affirm Stereotactic Biopsy System (Upright)

Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Other days/times by arrangement.

Personnel Resources

  • American Board of Radiology-certified, subspecialized Radiology Physicians (MDs).
  • American Board of Radiology-certified Medical Physicist (PhD).
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)-certified Radiology Technologists with subspecialty certification in Mammography.


  • Please discuss project and all applicable costs with Radiology Senior Research Coordinator prior to IRB and/or grant submission or renewal. 
  • Radiology costs include the technologist’s time to prepare and image the patient/human research subject according to protocol, process the image data, and archive the images to a CD/DVD if required by the investigator or study sponsor. 
  • Supply costs might be incurred, e.g., CDs/DVDs.
  • Professional services by radiology physicians and/or medical physicists are negotiable.
Mammography machine; operator standing to side