Committed to the early detection of breast cancer through the latest in screening technologies, education and treatment.
The University Breast Center team believes not only in providing the highest standard of medical care, but also in educating our patients to partner in their own breast health care. An optimal breast health program includes yearly physical exam and annual mammography screening. For many women, there is a feeling of anxiety that something may be found in the breast. University Breast Center knows that our patients need and deserve sensitivity, compassion and concern at this anxious time. From our scheduling personnel to our physicians, our staff continually strives to deliver the quality care that each patient deserves. Our staff includes registered technologists with specialized certification in mammography, ultrasound and clinical breast exam.
Each patient evaluation is tailored by the breast radiologist to meet the specific needs of the patient. Our teams of professionals provide emotional and physical support throughout every step. A professional, compassionate and caring atmosphere are the trademarks of the patient experience at University Breast Center.
The Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP) at UT Medical Center’s Cancer Institute is a unique grant-funded program providing essential breast health services.
Free Breast Health Education Classes are offered on-site at businesses, churches, and other convenient locations in 21 East Tennessee counties. Classes focus on the importance of early detection including:
Access to Digital Screening Mammograms is provided on UT Medical Center’s state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit for both insured and uninsured women across the region. Providing screenings where women work, live and worship removes barriers as time off from work, childcare and transportation issues that often prevent women from being screened. The mobile mammography unit supports the medical center’s outreach goals by providing access to life-saving breast cancer screenings in 21 East Tennessee counties.
The University of Tennessee Medical Center began offering mobile mammography services in the late 1980s to women who may not otherwise have access. The mobile mammography unit features a mammography suite equipped with digital mammography equipment. The unit proudly displays the Medical Center’s colors (orange and white), and travels the roads of East Tennessee providing women access to mammography services in their community.
For more information please call the Breast Health Outreach Program at 865-305-9753.
We offer experienced board-certified and fellowship-trained radiologists who specialize in breast imaging and diagnostic procedures to rule out or diagnose breast cancer. We provide all aspects of breast imaging, including screening and diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI). Our providers also perform stereotactic, ultrasound and MRI-guided percutaneous biopsy procedures. Our equipment is state-of-the-art including full field digital mammography, ultrasound systems and tomosynthesis.
Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
University Breast Center is recognized as a prestigious Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, which is the gold standard in accreditation for medical imaging.
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
University Breast Center has achieved 3-year accreditation by the American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. This was awarded after rigorous evaluation and review of its performance and compliance with NAPBC standards. NAPBC- accreditation is granted only to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Accredited Breast MRI Facility
University Breast Center is recognized as an accredited Breast MRI Facility by the American College of Radiology. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety.
Why should I have my imaging exam done at an accredited facility?
When you see the gold seals of accreditation prominently displayed in our imaging facility, you can be sure that you are in a facility that meets standards for imaging quality and safety.
What does the gold seal mean?
When you see the ACR gold seal, you can rest assured that your prescribed imaging test will be done at a facility that has met the highest level of imaging quality and radiation safety.The facility and its personnel have gone through a comprehensive review to earn accreditation status by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the largest and oldest imaging accrediting body in the U.S. and a professional organization of 34,000 physicians.
You are in good hands with the University Breast Center team and we look forward to seeing you.
If you are a patient in need of an annual mammogram or follow-up appointment, please call University Breast Center at 865-305-9069.
If you’ve already scheduled an appointment, please fill out your breast history and registration form.