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Breast Cancer Screening

Our radiologists are dedicated breast experts. They focus solely on breast imaging. There are two types of mammograms: screening mammograms and diagnostic mammograms.

What’s a Screening Mammogram?

Screening mammograms are X-rays of the breast for women who don’t have any symptoms. We recommend annual screening mammograms for women 40 and over and for younger women with risk factors for breast cancer.

What’s a Diagnostic Mammogram?

You’ll get a referral from your doctor for a diagnostic mammogram if a mass or other sign or symptom is found during a self exam or by your doctor. You'll also get a referral if a possible abnormality is found on your screening mammogram.

Remember: Most abnormal mammograms or lumps aren’t cancerous. But if something is found, we have treatment options, clinical trials and support services for you.

Digital Mammography, Tomosynthesis and Breast Ultrasound

Your options at UVA include digital mammography, where the X-ray is recorded into a computer instead of on film. We also offer low-dose breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) and breast ultrasound.

Content was created using EBSCO’s Health Library. Edits to original content made by Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice.

Every Woman's Life

Every Woman's Life offers three important health exams: Pap test, breast exam and mammogram for women ages 40 to 64 who are not covered by Medicare. Learn more about the program and how to qualify.

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For Transgender Women

Policy on Screening Mammography in Transgender Women

Definition: A transwoman is a person who is assigned male gender at birth but who identifies themselves as a woman. Transwomen often undergo hormone therapy using estrogen and progestin.

The risk of breast cancer in natal males is extremely low. However, the long term use of female steroids and their influence on breast cancer risk factors is unknown.

Screening mammography can be performed for transwomen who are age 50 years and older with additional risk factors such as >5 years of estrogen, family history of breast cancer, or BMI >35.

Federal law requires insurance companies to cover the cost of screening mammography in transgender individuals.