Breast Imaging

Digital 3D Mammography (Tomosynthesis)

Mammography remains the primary imaging modality to evaluate for breast disease in females and the cornerstone for breast cancer screening. Tri-City Radiology proudly offers state-of-the-art Hologic Genius 3D mammography. This exam allows doctors to examine your breast tissue layer by layer. So, instead of viewing all of the complexities of your breast tissue in a flat image, as with conventional 2D mammography, fine details are more visible and no longer hidden by the tissue above or below. The Genius mammogram is clinically proven to be superior to conventional 2D mammography, as shown in extensive research published by the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA).

A 3D mammogram is very similar to having a conventional 2D mammogram. Like a 2D mammogram, the technologist will position you, compress your breast, and take images from different angles. There’s no additional compression required with the 3D exam, and it only takes a few seconds longer for each view. The duration of the exam is approximately 15 minutes.

Breast Ultrasound

Ultrasound has become a valuable tool to use with mammography and is used to target a specific area of concern found on a mammogram or physical exam. Ultrasound helps distinguish between cysts (fluid-filled sacs) and solid masses as well as between benign and cancerous tumors. The duration of the exam is about 15 minutes.

Breast MRI

MR breast imaging is a non-invasive test that assists in diagnosing many breast conditions that cannot be evaluated by mammography or ultrasound. Breast MRI does not replace a mammogram, but is an additional screening tool used for women at high risk of developing breast cancer. For most women at high risk, screening should begin at age 30 years and continue for as long as a woman is in good health. At Tri-City Radiology, our MRI scanner is tested and certified by the American College of Radiology, the highest national standard available. The duration of the exam is about an hour.

Breast Biopsy

The only sure way to confirm breast cancer is through a biopsy which involves removing a small piece of the tissue for a pathologist to examine under a microscope. Image-guided biopsy is performed when the abnormal area in the breast is too small to be felt, making it difficult for the surgeon to locate the lesion. At Tri-City Radiology, image-guided biopsies can be accomplished by either MRI or ultrasound.

For additional information on breast imaging, we encourage you to visit this PDF with Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations from the Society of Breast Imaging and the American College of Radiology.


Tri-City Radiology
7221 W. Deschutes Ave., Ste. A Kennewick, WA 99336
Ph: (509) 374-4030
Fx: (509) 374-8690

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About Tri-City Radiology

Leaders in radiology in southeastern Washington,
Tri-City Radiology was established in 1952 and has remained on the cutting edge of technology in the imaging arena. TCR holds the areas only ACR accredited CT and MRI programs.

Tri-City Radiology Services

Our top priority is to provide radiology services with the highest quality equipment and technologists in a comfortable atmosphere. All of our technologists are certified in their area of expertise. Our physicians have over 100 years combined medical experience and are certified by the American Board of Radiology.

Tri-City Radiology Pricing

If you are looking for radiology services and have a high deductible or no insurance,
Tri-City Radiology is your most affordable choice for advanced medical imaging. We encourage our patients to do their own cost comparison. We have flexible payment options and your statement includes all your imaging, supplies and reading fees.

Schedule a Tri-City Radiology Exam

Contact us today at
(509) 374-4030 to schedule your appointment. Same day services are available and our radiologists will have the results to your physician within 24 hours. We pride ourselves in on-time, same- and next-day appointments along with convenient easy access parking.