Breast Health

ACR Breast Imaging Center

Cottage Health takes a proactive team approach to breast cancer prevention, early detection and treatment.

It starts with our three Breast Care Centers, where our supportive staff will answer your questions and guide you through your breast cancer screening and any needed follow-up.

The center has been named as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). We are fully accredited in the following procedures:

Three Convenient Locations to Serve You

Please call one of our three Breast Care Centers to make an appointment.

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
400 W. Pueblo St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Physicians’ Clinic – Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital
2050 Viborg Rd.
Solvang, CA 93463

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital
351 S. Patterson Ave.
Goleta, CA 93111

New Breast Imaging Center - Now Open

Cottage Health - Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital - Breast Imaging Center

ACR Logo - Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

The new Breast Imaging Center’s superb team of board certified mammography radiologists, registered technologists, specialists and staff are with you every step of the way. Whether you are having your first screening mammogram, a follow-up procedure, or facing an uncertain diagnosis, the breast center team is here for you.

As an American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, we provide women with advanced technology imaging services and personalized care.

New Location

The New Breast Imaging Center is located inside Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital - 351 S. Patterson Avenue in Goleta. To schedule an appointment call 805-681-6459.

Key Services

Additional Services

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital’s Medical Imaging Department is a full-service diagnostic imaging center and offers additional services for the entire family including:


Digital Mammography

One in eight women will be told she has breast cancer during her lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. But when breast cancer is found early, the survival rate is 98 percent.

Mammography (breast X-rays) can help doctors see breast cancer before you notice changes. The Breast Care Center offers digital mammography, which quickly provides crisp, clear images to pinpoint cancer in its earliest stages.

Breast ultrasound provides another way of viewing breast tissue, without X-rays. Ultrasound can be helpful for follow-up after a mammogram, and for women with dense breasts.

Biopsy Choices

If we suspect breast cancer, we can use imaging tools to help take a sample of cells for testing without having to do surgery. We offer several choices for image-guided breast biopsy.

Ultrasound-guided needle biopsy uses ultrasound imaging to help locate the suspicious spot. Stereotactic biopsy uses X-rays or ultrasound as well as a special probe. And in some cases, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can better show the target area.

Helping Cancer Patients “Without Walls”

For those facing a breast cancer diagnosis, our cancer team, based at Cottage Center for Oncology, is ready with the experts, technology and experienced care that you need.

Since 1976, Cottage Health has held accreditation as a teaching hospital cancer program from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACOS).

In more recent years, we joined with local surgeons, cancer specialists, radiologists, pathologists and plastic surgeons to create a “breast center without walls.” The Santa Barbara Breast Care Alliance (SBBCA) puts patients first with professionals working together to give seamless care.

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