Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Breast Imaging and Mammograms
Breast Imaging and Mammograms in Burlington, VT
Fletcher Allen's Breast Imaging Service offers a full range of breast imaging options to patients in Burlington, VT, and northern New York. Our breast imaging services include mammograms, ultrasounds, MRIs and biopsies. Our University of Vermont (UVM) Medical Group breast imaging specialists are radiologists specially trained in this body imaging sub-specialty. You'll be cared for by experienced mammography technologists and medical assistants who know how to make patients as comfortable as possible while capturing a precise image.
Our radiologists perform more than 25,000 mammograms a year using state-of-the-art digital equipment. This leads to better detection and more accurate findings for breast imaging patients, based on studies that reveal a positive correlation between the number of mammograms a radiologist reads and the accuracy of the results.
Some of the breast imaging services we offer include:
- Digital Mammograms / Annual Exams
- Diagnostic Mammograms
- Breast Ultrasound
- Breast MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
- High-Risk Breast Cancer Screening
- Image Guided Breast Biopsies
- Consultations on Breast Images taken elsewhere
If you are a woman over 40, the American Cancer Society recommends a screening mammogram each year. Learn more about our breast imaging services, what to expect during a mammogram, or read some related articles in the women's health learning center in our health library.
Fletcher Allen: A Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, we provide our patients specialized expertise and, in many cases, exceed rigorous standards of breast imaging care. We were also recently awarded an accreditation by the American College of Radiology in Breast MRI—one of the first breast imaging centers in the nation to receive the prestigious award.
Experience Means Greater Accuracy
At Fletcher Allen, we perform a high volume of mammograms—more than 25,000 a year—on state-of-the-art digital equipment. This leads to better detection and more accurate findings for patients, as studies have shown the more mammograms a radiologist reads, the more accurate the results. Experience counts when reading mammograms.
Are You Due for a Mammogram? Who Needs One?
If you are a woman age 40 or older and in good health, the American Cancer Society recommends you have a mammogram every year. Mammography is an important tool in early detection of breast cancer. Talk to you your doctor and ask about your options for breast cancer screening. If you have questions about mammograms at Fletcher Allen, please call us at 802-847-2446. Confused about the mammography guidelines? Read more.
Mammograms and Breast Imaging at Three Convenient Locations
Fletcher Allen offers radiology, mammograms, and breast imaging services at three locations in Vermont: the UHC Campus and the main hospital (Medical Center Campus) in Burlington and the Fanny Allen Campus in Colchester. Both UHC and Fanny Allen campuses offer evening hours and convenient parking.
To schedule your annual exam or if you have questions about mammograms at Fletcher Allen, request an appointment online or call 802-847-2446.
NOTE: Screening mammograms are for patients without symptoms such as breast tenderness, discharge, swelling or new lumps. If you have symptoms, please contact your primary care provider.
Free or low-cost mammograms are available for those who are eligible. Read more.