Patient-focused mammogram & sonogram services in Johnson City
The Ballad Health Comprehensive Breast Center offers highly-specialized diagnostic imaging services, like mammograms and breast ultrasounds, in a compassionate, caring environment. Mammograms are an important part of women's health because they help save lives by detecting cancer early, even when there are no warning signs or symptoms. Early detection means less invasive treatment can be started right away, leading to life-saving outcomes.
Being nervous about mammograms, screenings and other procedures is natural. Our friendly, welcoming staff is here to help make your experience as comfortable as possible.
Our breast imaging centers are designed for women with peaceful, women-only waiting rooms, private changing areas and full-coverage gowns. Once you're checked in, we offer a calm, spa-like sitting area while you're waiting for your screening.
We are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for mammograms, breast ultrasounds, bone density studies and other procedures.
Same-day and next-day appointments are available for all our procedures. Walk-ins are welcomed for mammograms.
From mammograms to other women’s health screenings, we’ve got you covered. We provide:
- 3D Mammograms
- Breast ultrasounds and sonograms
- Genetic BRCA testing
- Bone density studies (DEXA)
- Ultrasound breast biopsy and cyst aspiration
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
- Needle localizations
- Oncology breast navigators
Your physician will only ever recommend imaging tests and scans that are necessary for making the most accurate diagnosis possible. Our Kingsport women's center utilizes equipment that allows us to significantly reduce radiation doses and still deliver high-quality images.
All our technologists have taken the Image Wisely pledge to protect our patients by using the safest levels of radiation available.
Top-of-the-line 3D mammograms
The Comprehensive Breast Center offers 3D mammography, which is the latest technology for mammograms and breast screenings.
- More accurate
- Sharper images
- Greater confidence in the results
- Fewer false positives
Learn more about the differences between 2D and 3D mammography or view frequently asked questions about mammograms.
Our office welcomes walk-in appointments for screening mammograms daily. You do not need a referral for mammography services.
What to expect during your mammogram
We understand that scheduling a mammogram can be a little intimidating, but we're here to guide you through the process and ensure your comfort every step of the way.
- Preparing for your appointment – Because the aluminum in deodorant mimics the appearance of calcifications, you're not allowed to wear deodorant to your appointment. Don't worry though, we offer complimentary deodorant so you can get right back in to the swing of your routine after your screening.
- Warm welcome – When you arrive at one of our state-of-the-art facilities, our friendly staff will greet you with a warm smile and make you feel right at home. You'll be asked to complete some paperwork, including your personal and medical information.
Sonograms & breast ultrasound
Breast ultrasounds use sound waves to produce a sonogram. This type of image gives us a look inside the breast, which allows your physician to check blood flow and detect abnormalities, such as cysts. We often use ultrasounds alongside a mammogram when a change is seen or felt in the breast or to determine if an abnormality is solid or fluid filled.
Learn more about breast imaging and breast ultrasounds.
Bone density studies (DEXA)
Osteoporosis statistically affects women more than men, causing bones to become porous, brittle and more likely to break. Dual energy X-ray scans allow us to measure bone density to determine if you are at risk of fracture or osteoporosis.
Learn more about bone density studies (DEXA)
Oncology breast navigators
Our team of skilled providers includes oncology breast navigators are dedicated to working with you throughout your breast cancer journey.
These navigators provide education about breast cancer, including resources for support and prevention programs. They will help you find your way through the often-complex process of visits and treatments.
Ballad Health offers resources for those living with breast cancer and information about cancer care for women. You can also visit the American Cancer Society website for more resources on breast cancer, such as breast cancer screening guidelines.
Imaging & Breast Center accreditation
All our imaging equipment is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The Comprehensive Breast Center is proud to be an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence – highlighting our mission to provide superior imaging services to the women of Sullivan, Scott and Hawkins counties.
The facility is part of our Regional Cancer Center which is certified by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
24/7 access to your care
With our secure MyChart online portal, you can access your own or a family member's medical records and manage your family's care at any time.
MyChart allows you to see your screening results, refill a prescription, message your doctor and request an appointment – all from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Download the Ballad Health mobile app today to access your MyChart, bill payment and virtual telehealth services in one easy-to-use location.
Have any questions about scheduling, your appointment or other scheduled procedures? Please call (423) 979‑3889, and we’d be happy to help you. A referral is not required for setting up your appointment, and we welcome walk-ins!
If you’re a current Ballad Health patient, you can make your screening appointment online or on the Ballad Health app through your MyChart account.