About Joanne Knight Breast Health Center
The Joanne Knight Breast Health Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine has been a designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology since the designation was first awarded.
The designation means that the facility is fully accredited in all imaging methods.
The Breast Health Center offers a full array of all-digital breast imaging services, including screening and diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound, and breast MRI.
The Breast Health Center is now a all-3D site. 3D mammography, or tomosynthesis, enables radiology technologists to obtain breast images from multiple angles, reducing the potential for patient call-backs to obtain additional imaging scans. Studies have found that 3D breast tomosynthesis reduces the call back rate by up to 40 percent.
Specialized breast procedures include image-guided core needle biopsy, fine needle aspiration, cyst aspiration, and ductography to evaluate nipple discharge.
At the Breast Health Center, breast imaging services are adjacent to the breast surgical team and in close proximity to medical oncologists. The synergy between the linked practices facilitates rapid referral and care.
Our radiologists are part of a team of Washington University Physicians that includes sub-specialized breast health experts who are affiliated with the internationally recognized Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.
All radiology technologists on staff have advanced certification in breast mammography and have undergone rigorous training in breast anatomy and physiology, positioning and compression, as well as imaging of patients with breast implants.
Medical records transfer and second opinions
Previous breast imaging scans done at other institutions can be obtained free of charge for patients interested in transferring medical records to our imaging specialists. Patients must authorize consent for all medical records transfers. Previous images will then be compared to current mammogram studies at our facility. Second opinion consultations also are offered and can be scheduled.
Specially trained breast health patient navigators are available to guide patients through diagnostic and treatment services. Patients or providers may request a patient navigator upon referral or when scheduling an appointment.
What to expect at your mammogram
Make an appointment
If it’s time for your annual mammogram, or if you’ve missed it, our Washington University breast specialists are here for you. You can request an appointment at any of our locations or use the button below to access our online self-scheduling.
For your safety and ours, no walk-ins are being accepted. This gives our staff extra time to thoroughly clean exam areas and equipment after each appointment.
Convenient scheduling options
Use the buttons below to schedule your mammogram now through the BJC Online Scheduler or request an appointment online and one of our schedulers will call you within 24 hours, Monday through Friday. You can also call us directly at 314-747-7222.