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Molecular Breast Imaging

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  • Collaboration. At Mayo Clinic, radiologists interpret molecular breast imaging tests. Radiologists form a multidisciplinary team with breast clinic specialists, pathologists, oncologists and surgeons to provide whole-person care for women considering molecular breast imaging.
  • Experience. The largest studies of screening molecular breast imaging were performed at Mayo Clinic, giving Mayo Clinic radiologists extensive experience interpreting molecular breast imaging results. You can be confident your imaging tests will be performed accurately and you'll receive reliable results.
  • A full range of imaging options to consider. Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your imaging options and choose the tests that best suit your needs and goals. Should you require any additional testing, Mayo Clinic is equipped with the latest tests and procedures for diagnosing breast cancer.
  • Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

Clinical trials

Explore Mayo Clinic studies testing new treatments, interventions and tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage this disease.

Oct. 04, 2018
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