Breast imaging is a key component of the assessment (diagnostic) services of St. Joseph's Breast Care Program. Known for its compassionate touch and state-of-the-art technology, St. Joseph’s is a leader in breast imaging offering the full complement of diagnostic care for breast patients. It is the only hospital in the region offering MRI-guided breast biopsies.
Our breast imaging services include:
- mammography (links to diagnostic imaging program page)
- stereotactic core biopsies
- pre-operative localizations
- ultrasound guided biopsies
- ultrasound breast imaging
- MRI breast imaging
- a "second opinion service"
The patient-focused approach at St. Joseph’s means women and men are involved in their care.
Mammography and breast ultrasound are located in the Norton and Lucille Wolf Breast Care Centre in D1-112
**New location for routine breast screening
As of July 31, 2017, women coming to St. Joseph’s Hospital for routine breast screening through the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) should go to the Diagnostic Imaging Centre, Zone C, Level 0 (just off the Cheapside entrance lobby) for their appointment.
In the past, those coming for routine screening went to the Breast Care Centre at the hospital. The mammography appointment will now take place in the Diagnostic Imaging Centre where a designated OBSP location has been created. Signs will direct patients. This move will allow St. Joseph’s to expand service in the Breast Care Centre for higher risk patients and those with a breast abnormality.
OBSP screening provides high-quality breast cancer screening with mammography every two years to women age 50 and over who are at average risk for breast cancer. St. Joseph’s Hospital is an affiliate site of the OBSP.