Digital Mammography

Make an Appointment

To schedule a screening or speak to a concierge please call one of our three conveniently located facilities.

  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital - 805-879-8500
  • Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital - 805-681-6459
  • Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital - 805-686-3967

The Cottage Center for Advanced Imaging provides the latest state-of-the-art technology for performing digital mammography. We feature a sophisticated computer-aided detection system that provides crisp, clear images that help clinicians pinpoint cancer in its earliest stages. Digital mammography uses less radiation than film mammography, and allows improvement in image storage and transmission because images can be stored and sent electronically.

Mammography plays a central part in early detection of breast cancers because it can show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them. Current guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommend screening mammography every year for women, beginning at age 40. (Radiology

For women, breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since 1990, and these decreases are believed to be the result, in part, of earlier detection and improved treatment. (National Cancer Institute)