Breast Imaging

Breast imaging includes a wide range of services, which your physician may recommend for a number of reasons:

  • To examine the internal structure of the breast tissue in both men and women for early detection of cancer.
  • To determine the cause of pain and tenderness or a lump in your breast.
  • To detect, locate and determine the stage of breast cancer, as well as assess the effects of chemotherapy.
  • To distinguish between scar tissue and recurrent tumors.
  • To evaluate the integrity of breast implants.

We have a full complement of breast imaging technologies, which include traditional mammography and breast ultrasound exams, plus newer technologies like Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Automated Breast Ultrasound, Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography), iCAD electronic second-reads and Volpara breast density assessments.


  • If tenderness is an issue, stay on a caffeine free-diet. Delay booking until it subsides.
  • Wear a two-piece outfit so you can change for the exam more comfortably.


Click on your exam below to find out how to prepare, what happens during your exam and where it is offered.

Our Technology

We have nine full-field digital mammography machines in our Calgary clinics, which reduce radiation exposure, improve image quality, increase resolution and maximize the range. It is the most advanced imaging available, allowing us to give our patients the very best care.

All of our mammography facilities are accredited by the Canadian Association of Radiologists.

**Our radiologists use software programs to help interpret images: iCAD provides “an electronic second opinion” and Volpara helps determine your breast density score.