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Breast health

From regular checkups and screenings to the latest imaging technologies and treatments, you can access all our expert breast care services at our convenient locations.

Women's imaging center in Thornton, Colorado

We strive to make your women's imaging as comfortable as possible.

North Suburban Medical Center's breast health specialists are dedicated to screening for and detecting breast cancer in its earliest stages. At Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at North Suburban, we offer comprehensive breast imaging services, including advanced mammograms, so you can get all your breast care in one convenient place.

Schedule a Mammogram

You can now schedule a screening mammogram online.

You can now schedule a screening mammogram online.

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Our women's imaging services

All of our breast health imaging services are provided by experienced technologists and read by radiologists who specialize in interpreting breast scans.


Our hospital has been nationally recognized as an example of excellence in breast diagnostics, such as mammography. We are a Breast Center of Excellence, accredited by the American College of Radiologists and part of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers from the American College of Surgeons. Our skilled mammogram specialists offer different types of mammography, such as:

  • Screening mammogram — A screening mammogram is a low-dose, digital X-ray of the breasts. This is routinely performed to detect breast cancer if you have no symptoms.
  • Diagnostic mammogram — This is a low-dose X-ray of the breasts that provides more details of the breast tissue by using specialized positioning and techniques. This exam may follow an abnormal screening mammogram if signs of breast cancer are present, such as a palpable lump, breast pain or changes in the skin, size or shape of a breast. These mammograms are also sometimes used if you have breast implants.
  • Tomosynthesis (3D mammogram) — Traditional mammography takes images from the top and side of a breast, creating a 2D image. Tomosynthesis provides a 3D image of the breast and takes images from multiple angles. 3D mammograms capture clearer images and very fine details that may be hidden in breast tissue.

Preparing for your mammogram

To prepare for your mammogram, dress comfortably. Please do not wear deodorant, perfume or powder on the day of your mammogram, as these substances can obstruct the image of your breast tissue.

Follow-up mammograms

Someone from our team may call you to schedule a follow-up mammogram. After a mammogram screening, about 10 percent of women are asked to return for a follow-up test. However, not all abnormalities found in screening mammograms are cancerous.

Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

A breast MRI may be performed if you have already been diagnosed with breast cancer. The breast MRI allows us to measure the size of the tumor, look for other tumors in the breast and check for tumors in the opposite breast.

If you are at a higher risk of developing cancer due to family history or other factors, a screening breast MRI may be recommended along with a yearly mammogram.

Other breast imaging we offer

We also offer other breast imaging options should you need more specialized care or further diagnostics. These include:

  • Breast ultrasound
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy

Our breast imaging services location

Breast imaging takes place at North Suburban Medical Center's Outpatient Imaging Center, located within our medical office building.

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.

askSARAH helpline

Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (303) 253-3225.

Breast cancer screenings

If you believe you are at a higher risk for developing breast cancer, talk to your doctor about when you should have breast cancer screenings.

Breast self exams

According to the breast cancer screening guidelines of the American Cancer Society (ACS), women who have an average risk of developing breast cancer and are between 45 and 54 years old should get a screening mammogram every year. The ACS also suggests women who are 55 years old and older get a mammogram every two years or continue yearly screenings.

Additionally, we recommend routinely performing breast self-exams (BSEs) as part of your breast health strategy. Regular BSEs allow you to get familiar with how your breasts normally look and feel, so you can call your doctor when something seems abnormal.

Our Breast health Locations

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North Suburban Medical Center
9191 Grant St
Thornton, CO 80229
 (303) 451 - 7800

Currently Viewing:

North Suburban Medical Center
9191 Grant St
Thornton, CO 80229
 (303) 451 - 7800
Invision Sally Jobe at Presbyterian-St. Lukes
2055 N. High Street
Suite 180
Denver, CO 80205

8.1 miles