Breast diagnostics (examination of the breast)

Various procedures are used to examine and diagnose changes in the breast. In addition to X-ray examination (mammography), ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MR mammography) are used. The removal of small tissue samples for microscopic examination is known as a biopsy.

  • Digital mammography including tomosynthesis (3D mammography)
  • Sonography (ultrasound)
  • Mammography screening
  • MR mammography
  • Breast biopsy including vacuum biopsy (with ultrasound, mammography or MR mammography control)

We participate in the Breast Center of the University Hospital Basel and are responsible for various examinations there:

  • Mammography, breast ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging of the breast (MR mammography)
  • minimally invasive biopsy using ultrasound guidance, mammographic guidance (tomosynthesis or sterotaxy), MR mammography guidance

The breast diagnostics department of the radiology department participates in the mammography screening program of the canton of Basel-Stadt. You can register directly with us for a mammography.

The mammograms are produced under strict quality control by experienced specialists in medical-technical radiology and assessed by specially trained radiologists. All examinations are carried out using the latest technology mammography equipment, which works in a radiation-saving manner.

The costs of the examination are covered by your basic health insurance. You only have to pay the deductible of 10 percent (about 20 francs). To register, you will need the number on the invitation letter from the Cancer League and the insurance number of your health insurance company.

If you have any questions about the mammography screening program of the Canton of Basel-Stadt, please do not hesitate to contact us:

University Hospital Basel, Mammography
Clinic 1, 1st floor Spitalstrasse 21, 4031 Basel

Further information and registration:
+41 61 265 91 50
Monday-Friday, 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm



Dr. Noemi Schmidt - EBBI

Leitung Mammadiagnostik, Kaderärztin, Mitglied Tumorzentrum

Radiologie und Nuklearmedizin


Dr. Dilyana Fricker

Stv. Leiterin Mammadiagnostik, Oberärztin, Mitglied Tumorzentrum

Radiologie und Nuklearmedizin