Top 10 imaging centers with the most mammography screenings
Since 1990, mammography has helped reduce breast cancer mortality by nearly 40%. Imaging centers support the field of mammography as they perform lifesaving preventive screenings including mammograms for breast cancer. As of September 2022, Definitive Healthcare tracks more than 18,000 imaging centers.
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we compiled a list of the top 10 medical imaging centers who performed the most mammography screenings in 2021. Explore the list below.
Top 10 imaging centers by number of mammography screenings
||% Total Procedures
||BEVERLY RADIOLOGY MEDICAL GROUP III
||Vital Imaging - Miami
||Diagnostic Imaging Centers PA - Overland Park
||Austin Radiological Association - San Marcos
||Houston Methodist Breast Care Center at Texas Medical Center
||Diagnostic Imaging Centers PA - Plaza
||OU Health - Breast Health Network Northwest
||Spectrum Health Medical Group - X-Ray at 4100 Lake Dr
||Austin Radiological Association - Rock Creek Plaza
||Alinea Medical Imaging - Pomona
Fig. 1 Data is from the Definitive Healthcare ClaimsMx product for calendar year 2021. Claims data is sourced from multiple medical claims clearinghouses in the United States and is updated monthly. Data is accurate as of September 2022.
Which imaging center had the most mammography screenings in 2021?
In 2021, Beverly Radiology Medical Group III performed the greatest number of mammography screenings, with 8.5% of the total procedures performed. This imaging center had a significant lead over the other imaging centers on the list. The second imaging center, Vital Imaging – Miami performed considerably fewer procedures at 2.9%. Third was Diagnostic Imaging Centers PA - Overland Park, with 2.8%.
It’s important to note that the imaging centers on this list were ranked only by the CPT code 77067, screening mammography, including computer-aided detection; bilateral. This code was the top CPT code for mammography procedures in 2021.
What is a mammogram?
Mammograms are a type of medical imaging that uses X-ray pictures to examine the breast. There are both 3D mammograms and 2D mammograms.
Mammogram screenings can help healthcare providers detect early signs of breast cancer. When breast cancer is caught early, patients generally have better outcomes. In fact, the chance of cure for very early stages of breast cancer is 97–100%.
The American Cancer Society recommends that women 45 years of age and older with an average risk for breast cancer start having a routine screening mammogram.
What is an imaging center?
An imaging center is a medical facility that specializes in diagnostic and preventive medicine. Radiologists conduct scans and other procedures to investigate patient health and find potential diseases. They often use tools like CT scans, PET scans, and MRIs. While mammography is one type of screening that imaging centers offer, they also provide heart scans, lung scans, colonoscopies, and more.
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