University of Wisconsin–Madison

Breast Imaging and Intervention Equipment

The Breast Imaging facility is located in the Breast Center at University Hospital. Our high volume practice with a multi-disciplinary approach uses full-field digital imaging. The Selenia® Dimensions® (Hologic) mammography units along with computer aided detection (CAD) software allow state of the art technology for our patients. Digital mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, ultrasound, ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy, stereotactic biopsy, breast MRI, MRI-guided core needle biopsies, and image-guided needle localizations are performed. Additional screening mammography clinics and breast MRI imaging centers transmit their imaging to the UW Breast Center for interpretation.

UW Health uses electronic medical records (Epic). All imaging is reviewed using McKesson Horizon PACS.  The breast imaging section is entirely filmless, with current imaging via digital technology and older screen-film comparisons scanned into PACS. All reporting is via a dedicating mammographic information system (PenRad™). Radiology-pathology concordance is determined by consensus and a multidisciplinary conference, and results and recommendations are integrated into PenRad, allowing performance statistics, audit data, exam tracking, and data warehousing.

The Breast Imaging Section is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including:

Mammography:

  • Four full-field digital Selenia® Dimensions® (Hologic) mammography units with digital tomosynthesis capabilities
  • Two full-field digital Senographe GE mammography units
  • One Fuji Lorad digital computed radiography (CR) units, dedicated exclusively to the care of hospital inpatients
  • Computer aided detection (CAD) software
  • Hologic Trident Digital Specimen Radiography System

Ultrasound:

  • Two GE Logiq® E9
  • Dedicated breast sonographers

Breast MRI:

  • 1.5 Tesla GE EXCITE II Echo-speed scanner
  • 1.5 Tesla GE Signa scanner
  • 1.5 Tesla GE Optima MR450W
  • 3 Tesla GE Optima MR750W
  • 8 Channel Sentinelle Vanguard™ diagnostic and interventional breast coils
  • Aegis Breast MRI Computer Aided Evaluation and interventional guidance software

Interventions:

  • Prone stereotactic biopsy table (Lorad)
  • Vacuum Assisted (Suros ATEC® and Suros Eviva®) and Spring Loaded Biopsy Devices (Achieve®)