Early Detection Can Save Lives | Rose Mammograms

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

The Rose Breast Center offers the latest technology, highly experienced, compassionate staff and a smooth, soothing experience for breast cancer screening mammograms. Our dedicated breast radiologists have been leaders in the field of mammography for more than 50 years combined. These highly trained physicians personally review and analyze your images within 24 hours of your exam. and are on site daily, available to talk through any questions you may have.

“When I come here it is like I have a new family. I never feel like I am a number, everybody is amazing. They saved my life and I will love them forever.”

Natalie Gamble, Rose Breast Center patient

What is a Mammogram?

A mammogram is a low-dose, digital X-ray of your breasts. Having clear and accurate images of the inside of the breast is important to help detect and diagnose breast disease in women. The Rose Breast Center offers several types of mammograms, including:

Screening mammograms: Your technician will take two X-rays of each breast. This is used to find any changes in the breast for women who have no signs of breast cancer. This technology makes it possible to see changes that are not yet felt. Women are advised to get annual screening mammograms starting at age 40 as these screenings often may detect changes in the breast that are too subtle to find during a physical examination.

Screening Guidelines

Diagnostic mammograms: These images are requested when you or your doctor has discovered a breast change. It may be pain, nipple thickening, nipple discharge, or a change in breast shape or size. This test is also used if an unusual spot was found on a screening mammogram.

Tomosynthesis, or 3D Mammography: Traditional mammography (2-D) takes images only from the top and side and creates an overlapping image. Our advanced 3-D mammography machine swings around the breast taking X-rays from multiple angels to allow fine details that could be hidden above or below tissue. Rose is also one of the first breast centers in Colorado to offer 3D Mammography.

Learn more about 3D mammography

Second Opinion Care

Need a second opinion? If you have been given a diagnosis at another facility, but are feeling unsure of it, our radiologists are available to offer another opinion. Our team can review your results or order additional testing for clarification of your diagnosis. Please call us at 303-320-2568 to learn more about getting a second opinion from the Rose Breast Center.

Quality and Accreditation

Our equipment, every procedure and every technologist who works at the Rose Breast Center is evaluated and approved by the American College of Radiology and the FDA's Mammography Program (Mammography Quality Standards Act – MQSA).

All Rose Breast Center technologists are registered and specially trained in mammography imaging. Our radiologists are board-certified and significantly exceed the requirements for mammography interpretation, plus they have trained with world-renowned experts.

Each year, Rose Breast Center performs more than 18,000 mammograms, and we are a certified Softer Mammogram Provider that uses ImageChecker technology to ensure that each exam is of the absolute highest quality for the best interpretation.

Concerned About Your Hereditary Cancer Risk?

Many women wonder about their cancer risk based on family cancer history or ancestry. That’s why the team at Sarah Cannon at Rose Medical Center created the Rose Hereditary Cancer Clinic. Our mission is to help educate patients and families about familial cancer and cancer risk and provide an easy resource for cancer screening, risk reduction and genetic counseling. Learn more >>