Johns Hopkins’ breast imaging radiologists are leaders in the field who specialize in breast imaging, reading only breast images. Studies1 have shown that specialist radiologists detect more cancers and more early-stage cancers and have lower recall rates than general radiologists.
Annual mammograms are the best tool for early detection of breast cancer. We provide a convenient and efficient annual screening mammogram for women over 40 or women with specific risk factors, as recommended by the American College of Radiology to help you proactively monitor your health.
Mammography detects most cancers in women who show no symptoms or who are considered low risk. False alarms can be stressful, but the fact is that early detection can save lives. 8 out of 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history.
Our 3-D mammograms have new features that improve the accuracy of breast cancer detection and results in 20-40% less chance of being called back for a second look2. Our specialists are trained in mammography compression and placement to keep discomfort to a minimum while taking high quality images.
Does the COVID-19 vaccine interfere with getting a mammogram?
Getting a mammogram too soon after your second dose of the coronavirus vaccine could result in a false positive and a callback due to temporarily swollen lymph nodes.
The Johns Hopkins Division of Breast Imaging supports the recommendation from the Society of Breast Imaging: When possible, and if it does not delay care your doctor recommends, you should schedule screening mammograms before your first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or four to six weeks after the second dose. Read more.
In order to best serve communities in the suburban Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area, we have locations in Bethesda,Columbia, Green Spring Station, and White Marsh. All of our imaging sites were designed for your comfort, with private dressing rooms and a peaceful atmosphere.
We provide imaging services with convenient appointment hours to accommodate your busy schedule. Our patient navigator is here to assist you in answering any questions or concerns, provide resources and ensure you have an overall positive experience. Request an appointment by calling 443-997-7237 or schedule online.
What to Expect During Your First Mammogram
A mammogram is an important step in taking care of yourself and your breasts but not knowing what to anticipate can be stressful. Join Monica for her first mammogram experience with Johns Hopkins Medical Imaging to learn more about how to prepare for a mammogram and what to expect during and after the exam.