Next Gen Breast Imaging

Breast Cancer Screening Guides


Individuals with a High Risk of Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Risk


Monthly Screening


Recommended Annual Diagnostic Testing


Men & Women with a family history of breast cancer

Monthly Self Breast Exam

Mammogram and Next Gen Automated 3-D Ultrasound or MRI
Women with Dense Breasts

Monthly Self Breast Exam

Mammogram and Next Gen Automated 3-D Ultrasound or MRI
Women with Scar Tissue

Monthly Self Breast Exam

Mammogram and Next Gen Automated 3-D Ultrasound or MRI
Women with Breast Implants

Monthly Self Breast Exam

Mammogram and Next Gen Automated 3-D Ultrasound or MRI
A Change in Your Breast

Contact Your Health Care Team Immediately

Mammogram and Next Gen Automated 3-D Ultrasound or MRI

The American Cancer Society Guidelines for Healthy Women

The 2015 ACS guide is for healthy women who have none of the risk factors normally associated with an elevated risk of breast cancer.

Age Range


Monthly Screening


Recommended Annual Diagnostic Testing


Age 40 thru age 44

Monthly Self Breast Exam

Optional Mammogram Healthy women, without any of the risk factors associated with a higher risk of breast cancer can choose whether to start annual mammography screenings. Your choice should be made only with a complete understanding of the risks and benefits of mammography and a discussion with your health care team.
At Age 45 thru age 54

Monthly Self Breast Exam

Mammogram or (Some Doctors are now recommending alternating between Mammogram and 3-D Ultrasound)
At Age 55 and Over

Monthly Self Breast Exam

Mammogram (Some Doctors are now recommending alternating between Mammogram and 3-D Ultrasound)

*Special Note: If during your self-examination any change is noted (lumps, thickening of the tissue, etc.) You should be examined by your doctor or other qualified member of your health care team as soon as possible.


Latest Guidelines

The latest release of the American Cancer Society Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening is a result of improvements in the detection and treatment of breast cancer along with intense pressure to reduce overall health care costs. The new guidelines continue to provide adequate screening for the early detection of breast cancer for low risk, healthy individuals as long as monthly breast self examinations are rigorously followed. Early detection is still the most important factor in surviving breast cancer. It is critical that you conduct your self examination each and every month. If you would like a refresher on how to conduct a self examination here is a link to one that you may find quite helpful Self Breast Examinations