Breast Imaging Clinical Section

UCSF Breast Imaging Section of the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging provides expert mammographic, sonographic and MRI interpretation - resulting in a much higher than average detection rate of actual breast cancer along with lower than the national average of false positive test results. The Breast Imaging Section is focused on serving patients, conducting research, and training the next generation of radiologists. We are proud to have some of the foremost names in screening and diagnostic breast imaging, developing promising new approaches to identify and treat disease. We are a patient-centered team, and are proud that the community recognizes us for our compassion and care.

 Why choose Breast Imaging at UCSF

  • UCSF is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology
  • Highest standards of image quality with continuous standards in place to minimize radiation
  • Internationally renowned breast imaging experts
  • Fewer false positives than national average with higher than average cancer detection
  • Breast Cancer Coordinated Diagnostic Evaluation Program with surgeons and oncologists to expedite patient care and treatment planning
  • All images interpreted by board certified, expertly-trained radiologists in breast imaging

Who we serve

  • Any patient who desires routine breast cancer screening 
  • Any patient with breast symptoms needing diagnostic evaluation
  • Patients who are at increased breast cancer risk due to genetic or enviornmental factors 
  • Patients diagnosed with breast cancer

Conditions we address

  • Breast cancer
  • Other breast symptoms (i.e. breast lumps)

Breast Imaging Services

  • Digital screening mammography with option for tomosynthesis
  • Digital diagnostic mammography with option for tomosynthesis
  • Diagnostic breast ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided breast cyst aspiration
  • Breast core biopsy and fine needle aspiration
  • Stereotactic-guided breast core biopsy
  • Needle localization
  • Magnetically inducible seed localization (no wires) 
  • Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • MRI-guided core biopsy

 Who we partner with

  • Patients and their families
  • Researchers from our own and other institutions
  • Donors and other visionaries committed to improving the lives of others
  • Referring colleagues, including breast surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, and genetic counselors

Who we are

  • Subspecialty trained breast-imaging physicians, aka "radiologists"
  • Technologists, who specialize in mammography and breast MRI
  • Dedicated nursing and administrative support tailored to the breast imaging patient

Breast Imaging Faculty

Professor
Chief of Breast Imaging
Co-Director, Breast Cancer RIG
Professor in Residence
Professor Emeritus
PROFESSOR EMERITUS
Professor
Professor, Clinical Radiology
Assistant Professor
Asst. Professor of Clin X
Asst. Professor-Clin.Radiology
Assistant Professor
Asst Prof Clinical Radiology
Assoc Prof Clinical Radiology
Professor of Radiology, and Ob/Gyn & Reproductive Sciences
Clinical Professor