What to Know
If you get a call back after a screening mammogram, do not panic. Breast imaging radiologists sometimes request extra imaging to more precisely evaluate a particular area of the breast. Additional imaging may include a diagnostic mammogram and/or a breast ultrasound. When you return for additional imaging, you will receive your results the same day.
Here is what you can expect if you get called back for additional imaging:
Length of Appointment
The appointment may take up to 3 hours. The reason this appointment may take this long is because a radiologist looks at your images in real time and makes recommendations if any other images are needed before you leave. You receive results the same day. The building is located on the corner of Michigan and Coit streets. The address is 145 Michigan Street, NE, and the Breast Center is located on the 4th floor. We strive to provide you with as much information as possible in one visit to ease your mind.
Parking and Navigation
Complimentary valet service is available. You can turn into our circle drive from Coit Street and the valet will assist you.
You may park yourself and get your parking validated. Park in garage number 1, which is located off of Michigan Street (on the north side of Michigan street). look for the parking garage with the number 1 (located towards the bottom of the Michigan hill). When you turn in the garage, go straight back and you will see spots on the right side designated for “Betty Ford Breast Care Services”. Park here, and enter the building. Take the elevator to level 3. When you exit the elevator on 3, you will transfer to another elevator to take you to the 4th floor. You will register on the 4th floor.
Cost and Insurance Coverage
Additional breast imaging cost and coverage varies based on your insurance provider and your deductible. We encourage you to call your insurance and inquire about your potential out of pocket costs. A list of commonly ordered additional diagnostic imaging is noted below.
Most Common Breast Screening
|| General Info
| 2D routine screening mammography
|| Covered in full by all insurance
| 3D/Tomosythesis mammography
|| 77057 and 77063 (billed to insurance with two codes; insurance may cover one code in full but not the other)
| Breast MRI for screening
*Computer Assisted Detection (CAD) is always used for MRI interpretation. Coverage for CAD varies with different insurance companies. This additional code cannot be removed when having breast MRI imaging interpreted at Spectrum Health.
77059 and 0159T*
Most common breast diagnostic services
|| CPT Code
| Digital Diagnostic Bilateral (both breasts) Mammogram
| Digital Diagnostic Unilateral (one breast) Mammogram
| Diagnostic tomosynthesis mammogram (both breasts or one breast)
| Breast Ultrasound
| Axilla (under armpit) Ultrasound
| Diagnostic breast MRI
||77059 and 0159T*
Can you bring a male spouse or significant other? Yes.
- Please make sure your spouse/significant other is aware of the potential length of this appointment.
- We make every effort to allow your spouse/significant other to be with you during your visit.
- Unfortunately, males cannot come back to the internal waiting area where other women are sitting in gowns due to patient privacy, and we cannot allow anyone other than the patient in the mammogram room due to radiation exposure.
- If you do bring a spouse/significant other with you, please notify staff when you arrive and they will make every effort to accommodate having this person with you at all other possible times.