Breast Imaging

X-Ray, MRI and Other Imaging Records

A report describing your imaging results will be sent to your MyUCSDChart account automatically. If you do not have a MyUCSDChart account, if you need copies of the images themselves, or if you need to request past records, call 619-543-6586 for assistance.


UC San Diego Health offers comprehensive breast imaging.

With our advanced technologies and imaging expertise, your care team can detect disease early, when treatments are most effective. We can also help you avoid unnecessary procedures.

Nationally Recognized Breast Imaging

Look to us for comprehensive breast imaging because we are recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). This designation recognizes our skill in using screening, diagnostic and interventional radiology techniques to improve breast care. Fewer than 6 percent of all breast imaging centers in California have earned this recognition.

Breast Specialists

At UC San Diego Health, you find board-certified radiologists with specialized training in breast imaging. Our radiologists have dedicated their careers to breast health so you may receive:

  • Fewer false positives from imaging studies
  • Fewer unnecessary invasive procedures
  • Earlier detection of breast cancer 
  • A more sophisticated understanding of your health status 

Image-Guided Procedures

When your breast imaging does not conclusively diagnose your condition, your doctor may want to investigate. Image guidance is used in many procedures to more accurately diagnose and more effectively treat disease.

Testing for Hereditary Breast Cancer

Learn About Your Risk

Up to 10 percent of all breast cancers are caused by genetic changes or mutations that can be inherited. Mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are understood to be responsible for most cases of inherited breast cancer. We offer genetic testing to identify BRCA and other mutations. Testing can be completed with a simple blood or oral swab test.

Wisdom Study

Should we all get a mammogram every year, or should our screening be based on our personal risk factors? The Wisdom Study seeks to answer this question to save lives currently lost to breast cancer.

Join the Wisdom Study

Athena Breast Health Network

Better Breast Health Begins With You

Athena Breast Health Network is a partnership between all five University of California medical centers, dedicated to saving lives by transforming how breast cancer screening, prevention and treatment is delivered. Complete Athena's questionnaire prior to your annual screening mammogram so we can better guide your personal roadmap for breast cancer prevention and screening.

About Breast Imaging

For general information about breast imaging, visit our Health Library: