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New and returning patients: Click the button below to request an appointment. Once you have filled out the form below, one of our breast imaging specialists will call you to schedule your appointment.

Breast imaging & mammography at the UVM Medical Center

A specialized field within radiology, breast imaging uses a variety of exams to look for cancer or diagnose abnormalities found in your breasts. An important tool for catching cancer in its earliest and most treatable stages, mammograms are low-dose X-rays that help to reveal unusual changes in your breast tissue. 

The University of Vermont Medical Center offers you the full range of breast imaging services, from annual screening mammograms to diagnostic mammography and breast ultrasounds, breast MRIs and breast biopsies.  

We offer: 

  • Experience that matters: At the UVM Medical Center, we use leading-edge digital equipment to perform the highest volume of exams in our service area. Studies have shown that the more mammograms a radiologist reads, the better they are able to interpet them, which ultimately leads to better cancer detection for patients. 
  • Outstanding clinical expertise: Our dedicated breast imaging physicians work closely with skilled mammography technologists, breast ultrasound sonographers and medical assistants to produce the highest quality diagnostic images. These committed professionals strive to keep you as comfortable and relaxed as possible during your breast imaging procedure. 
  • Latest 3D mammography: We offer state-of-the-art 3D mammography (tomosynthesis), an X-ray technology that takes multiples images of your breast tissue for greater detail than traditional 2D digital mammography. Aiding in the detection of cancer, this advanced test allows us to better distinguish between normal and abnormal tissue in your breast for the most accurate test results. 
  • Advanced breast imaging: Women and men at high risk for breast cancer and/or who have dense breasts may require additional breast imaging tests to clarify mammography results. The UVM Medical Center features leading-edge breast ultrasound and breast MRI services delivered by specialists specifically trained in these higher-level diagnostic imaging techniques.   

Conditions we treat with breast imaging and mammography

Mammography is an invaluable tool for the early detection of breast cancer. If you are a woman age 40 or older and in good health, the American Cancer Society recommends you have a mammogram every year.  

A screening mammogram is for patients without breast symptoms such as: 

  • Tenderness 
  • Nipple discharge 
  • Swelling  
  • New lumps  
  • Skin changes 
  • A lump in the armpit 

If you have these symptoms in one or both breasts, or have dense breasts and other risk factors for breast cancer, please contact your primary care provider. Your doctor may order a diagnostic mammogram as well as other breast imaging tests, such as breast ultrasound or breast MRI, to identify the cause of your symptoms, assess your risk for breast cancer and guide treatment. 

What to expect during a mammogram

Please avoid applying perfumes, powders and lotions on and around your breast and underarm area before arriving at your mammography appointment. It is fine to wear deodorant or antiperspirant. At your appointment, you will only need to undress above your waist and put on a hospital gown. 

A certified mammography technologist will gently position you for the exam. Your breasts will be briefly compressed, one at a time, between two plastic plates. Flattening out the breast tissue allows us to capture the clearest images. During the brief compression of your breasts, you may feel some discomfort. Your technologist will help make you as comfortable as possible while working to take the best images of your breast tissue. 

The screening mammogram procedure takes about 15 minutes.  

Awards and certifications

American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence  

Named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, the UVM Medical Center provides patients with specialized expertise and meets or exceeds rigorous standards of breast imaging care.  

American College of Radiology Accreditation 

The UVM Medical Center has also been awarded accreditation by the American College of Radiology in Breast MRI — one of the first breast imaging centers in the nation to receive this prestigious award. 


The University of Vermont Medical Center Breast Imaging Center offers breast imaging and mammograms on state-of-the-art digital equipment. As a university hospital, we provide a setting that combines education, training and the latest advancements in technology. This allows our physicians to educate others and conduct vital research which fuels better care for our patients. Learn more about our clinical research and academic missions below.

Patient Care

How to refer a patient to UVM Medical Center Breast Imaging and Mammogram Center:

Call (toll free): 888-362-3242

Fax Referral Line: 802-847-2001

Email: ReferralCenteratuvmhealth [dot] org (ReferralCenter[at]uvmhealth[dot]org)  Note: please send encrypted files.

For information on the Office of Provider Relations, Provider Access Services and Patient Placement Services, visit Patient Referral Resources.


Fellowship and Residency Programs - The UVM Medical Center offers residency and fellowship programs in over 17 service lines. Our Radiology Residency program provides first-rate education and prepares residents for the independent practice of radiology. Visit the University of Vermont Department of Radiology.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) – The UVM College of Medicine/UVM Medical Center offer a series of medical courses for health care professionals to learn about new and developing areas of their field. Visit CME.
Grand Rounds - UVM Medical Center offers Grand Rounds on a weekly or monthly basis. Search the schedule for the upcoming dates and times.


The UVM Department of Radiology's breast imaging center offers state of the art technology designed to advance clinical care and conduct research. For research highlights, visit The UVM Department of Radiology or go to Office of Clinical Trials and Research to receive up to date information on the latest clinical trials.

Our Locations

Exterior photo of the 1 South Prospect building.

Breast Imaging - 1 South Prospect Street

 (802) 847-1387

1 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Exterior building photo of UVM Medical Center's Fanny Allen Campus.

Breast Imaging - Fanny Allen

 (802) 847-7519

790 College Parkway
Colchester, VT 05446

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 3:45 PM

Exterior photo of the UVM Medical Center entrance.

Breast Imaging - Main Campus

 (802) 847-0833

111 Colchester Avenue
Main Pavilion, Level 2
Burlington, VT 05401

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Hannah Perry, MD
Diagnostic Radiology
Erin M. Tsai, MD
Diagnostic Radiology