Committed to the early detection of breast cancer through the latest in screening technologies, education and treatment.
University Breast Center at The University of Tennessee Medical Center remains committed to our patients during this COVID-19 pandemic by working with community leaders, the Knox County Health Department and the CDC to provide the safest environment possible for patients and our team members.
All breast care services including screening mammograms and diagnostic services will be available for our patients beginning May 4, 2020 with some restrictions in place for everyone’s safety. Our team continues to provide quality care for our patients by implementing safety measures to proactively ensure our patients and team members remain safe and protected.
All patients with an appointment at University Breast Center will be screened at the entrance to the Cancer Institute by being asked about recent travel history, exposure or whether they have been tested for COVID-19, respiratory symptoms and fever greater than 100.0 degrees. Patients on the mobile mammography unit will be pre-screened prior to their appointment. Team members are also screened each morning upon arrival for any symptoms or fever. All patients and team members are required to wear a mask or facial covering while on campus or on the mobile mammography unit.
Social Distancing will be observed in the Cancer Institute, Breast Center, and mobile mammography unit for the protection of patients and team members. All mammography, dexa and ultrasound exam rooms will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected following the completion of every exam to prepare for the next patient.
Visitors are not allowed at this time in the Breast Center or mobile mammography unit for screening visits unless the patient requires a caregiver to be present. No one under of 16 years of age is allowed in the Cancer Institute or hospital for the protection of the patients and team members.
Our team is committed to taking every precaution to protect our patients and team while providing quality, patient centered breast care.
Please call University Breast Center at (865) 305-9069 if you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming appointment.
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.