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Northwestern Medicine Gavers Breast Center

Overview

The Northwestern Medicine Gavers Breast Center offers both screening and diagnostic tests in one convenient location including 3-D and digital mammography, breast MRI and ultrasound, stereotactic biopsies and bone density tests. A dedicated team of breast health specialists provide a screening program to determine breast cancer risk and a breast health navigator to provide education and resources. The center has earned full accreditation from the American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

Please call for specific times as center hours fluctuate. This location is a department of Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital.

Parking and Transportation

Onsite parking is available for patients and visitors.

Services

Northwestern Medicine Gavers Breast Center offers the only 3-D mammogram technology in McHenry County. Ideal for women with dense breasts, 3-D mammograms capture multiple images (slices) of the breast at different angles, allowing radiologists to examine each one-millimeter slice at a time and provide a 3-D reconstruction. 

We provide additional high-quality medical imaging including:

  • Digital mammography
  • Breast MRI
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Stereotactic biopsies
  • Bone density test

Mammo Mondays

Recognizing the importance of early detection, Northwestern Medicine offers Mammo Monday events. Come on your own or bring your mother, daughters, sisters and friends to a special, private setting to take control of your breast and bone health. Mammo Mondays offer:

  • Digital mammography screenings
  • 3-D mammography screenings (if requested)
  • Bone density screenings
  • Free expert bra fittings
  • Light snacks

Support

The Northwestern Medicine Gavers Breast Center hosts support group meetings, special lectures and other events that bring the newest and most advanced information about comprehensive breast care to the region. Along with the Sage Cancer Center, we offer various onsite social, emotional, spiritual, physical, dietary, and financial support services for patients and their family members.

An onsite resource library is also available to address the questions and concerns of patients, families and community members. Materials include books, brochures, videos, and other web-related resources.

Accreditations and Distinctions

Northwestern Medicine Gavers Breast Center’s commitment to early detection and its full continuum of care for patients identified with abnormal screenings or other breast health concerns has earned full accreditation from the American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. It was the first center in the region to earn NAPBC accreditation.

This center is also designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, earning accreditation in mammography, stereotactic biopsy and breast ultrasound, including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. The facility has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

The Gavers Breast Center has also earned the American College of Radiology Gold Seal of Accreditation, which represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. ACR accreditation represents our commitment to bringing state-of-the-art breast services to the greater McHenry County community.

Why Choose Us

Northwestern Medicine facilities offer access to world-class patient care across the greater Chicagoland area and Northern Illinois. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the #1 hospital in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report, our clinical and administrative staff and medical and science faculty come together every day with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

With Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, we’re dedicated to consistently providing high-quality, cost-effective, patient-focused care. We seek to improve the health of the communities, individuals, family and friends we serve by delivering a broad range of services with leading medicine and compassion. Because what makes us better, makes you better.