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Breast Imaging Clinic

Radiology is a specialty that uses imaging techniques, such as X-rays and ultrasound, to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions. At UCSF Medical Center, we offer a full spectrum of techniques, using the most advanced equipment. Services offered at this location include: mammography, breast MRI, breast ultrasound and breast interventional procedures.

We have a 30-year record as a world-renowned breast imaging program. Speed of diagnosis is a distinguishing feature of our program, with nearly all breast imaging exams reported within 24 hours of the test being performed. We use 100 percent full-field digital mammography, which has been proven to detect additional cancers that were missed using older technologies, and uses less radiation than older analog mammography.

Routine Mammography — For routine mammography screening, contact Radiology at Women's Health Center.

To obtain a copy of your radiology images and reports, contact the Radiology Library.

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Our Services

  • Bone Scanning with SPECT/CT — A standard imaging test to determine if breast cancer has spread to the bones. UCSF bone scanning exams use relatively low doses of radiation to more accurately locate the cancer.
  • Breast MRI — Breast MRI uses magnetic waves in conjuction with a contrast (dye) injection to take images of the breast. It can show lesions not visible with mammography or ultrasound. UCSF was among the first institutions to perform this test.
  • Breast Ultrasound — A test using sound waves to evaluate breast lumps in conjunction with mammography
  • Digital Diagnostic Mammography — A series of breast images that provide a more comprehensive and detailed view of the breast. It is appropriate for women with a history of breast cancer, a new breast symptom or an abnormal screening mammogram.
  • Digital Screening Mammography — This test is used as an annual check-up for women without breast symptoms.
  • Lymphoscintigraphy with SPECT/CT — An imaging exam that uses a small amount of radioactive liquid to trace a path from the breast to the lymph nodes in the armpit. It allows the breast surgeon to perform a precise extraction of the lymph nodes to evaluate them for disease.
  • MRI-guided Core Biopsy — An advanced imaging technology using MRI to guide the radiologist in obtaining a small tissue sample for evaluation of possible disease.
  • PET/CT Imaging — An advanced technique that combines functional imaging and anatomic CT evaluation of the breast, lymph nodes and solid organs to accurately identify sites of disease.
  • Stereotactic-guided core breast biopsy — This technique uses mammography and a computer-targeted guidance system to help the radiologist obtain a small tissue sample for evaluation of possible disease.
  • Ultrasound-guided Breast Cyst Aspiration — Use of ultrasound technology to guide the radiologist in removing fluid from a breast cyst.
  • Ultrasound-guided Breast Core Biopsy and Fine Needle Aspiration — Technology used to guide the radiologist in removing a small tissue sample for evaluation of possible disease.
  • Wall Motion Study — Also called ERNA or MUGA, this procedure is typically performed on breast cancer patients to monitor the effects of certain high-dose chemotherapy regimens on the heart.
  • Wire Localization Procedure — Mammography ultrasound or MRI-guided pre-surgical procedure to mark the area of concern for the breast surgeon.
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You'll need a referral from your primary care provider or specialist to make an appointment. Once you have the referral, please call the number below.

Getting Here

Breast Imaging
1600 Divisadero St., Room H-2906
San Francisco, CA 94115
Scheduling: (415) 353-2573
Phone: (415) 353-9800
Fax: (415) 353-9910

Hours: Monday to Friday
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Access Your Health Information Online

This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.

Learn more about UCSF MyChart

Parking

Parking at Mount Zion

Public parking is available in two parking garages near our Mount Zion campus. One is at 1635 Divisadero St. and the other at 2420 Sutter St. Entrances to both garages are on Sutter Street, between Divisadero and Broderick streets.

The 1635 Divisadero St. garage is open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday, and closed on weekends and major holidays. The rate is $2 each 20 minutes with a $28 daily maximum.

For more information about parking in the 1635 Divisadero St. garage, call (415) 441-5408 or visit www.1635divisaderogarage.com.

The 2420 Sutter St. garage is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Friday, and closed on weekends and UCSF holidays. The rate is $6 an hour with a $30 daily maximum. Those with a valid disabled placard receive a daily maximum rate of $12.

For more information about parking in the 2420 Sutter St. garage, call (415) 514-8935.

Other public parking garages are available nearby.

Metered street parking is rarely available.

Public Transportation

Mount Zion

UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:

  • No. 2*
  • No. 38*
  • No. 4
  • No. 24

The No. 1 California bus route stops at the corner of California and Divisadero streets, which is three blocks north of Mount Zion.

For more information about Muni, visit www.sfmuni.com.

* Wheelchair accessible bus routes

UCSF Shuttles

Free UCSF shuttles travel between the Parnassus and Mount Zion campuses as well as other UCSF locations.

For more information about UCSF transportation, please call (415) 476-1511.