Mammography Services

Mammography Services


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3D mammography. Same-day results.
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Northwest Community Healthcare is the only healthcare provider in the Chicago area to offer low-dose 3D mammography and automated breast ultrasounds. With four imaging locations in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove and Schaumburg, we make it easy to get screened by offering convenient locations and same-day results. Some things are just better — together.

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A new way to see breast cancer

Breast tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, is new type of digital mammogram that has been shown to increase breast cancer detection and reduce false-positive results.

Who should go 3D?

Anyone eligible for a mammogram can opt for a 3D mammogram. Physicians of women with dense breast tissue may recommend a 3D screening mammogram.

The 3D difference

While digital mammography is still one of the most advanced technologies available today, it provides a standard two-dimensional picture of the breast.

The breast is composed of pockets of dense tissue surrounded by fat and creates an image that can appear hazy. In addition, overlapping tissue makes it difficult to see tiny spots, called microcalcifications as well as other signs of early-stage cancer.

Our 3D mammography system uses sophisticated imaging technology convert overlapping images into separate, very thin, layers to create a 3D image of the breast. As a result, 3D mammography helps physicians locate some tumors concealed by overlapping tissue.

What to expect

The procedure is nearly identical to a routine mammogram, except that in mammography the machine is stationary, while in 3D mammography it moves around the breast gathering additional images in seconds.


NCH mammography centers are designed for your comfort

Our locations feature short wait times with evening and Saturday appointments.

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Advanced diagnostic options for further evaluation

Our experienced, board-certified radiologists read more than 29,000 diagnostic exams each year. We use the latest in advanced breast biopsy options, such as ultrasound-guided, MRI-guided and stereotactic breast biopsies.


Between mammograms, perform monthly breast self-exams

Every month, get to know your breasts better by doing regular breast self-examinations.

Read more: What to look for during self-exams of the breast.

Schedule a Mammogram

Schedule a Mammogram