Expert care that's focused on you.
Whether you're having a routine screening mammogram, a follow-up diagnostic
test or a biopsy at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System's Nancy
Ausonio Mammography Center, you'll notice a difference right away.
Our caring, knowledgeable staff will welcome you into a calm, warm and
inviting environment designed to make your visit as comfortable and stress
free as possible.
The Mammography Center is located at:
240 San Jose Street, Salinas.
For information call 759-3091 or to make an appointment call 759-3092.
Experience and Compassion
Our supportive and highly-experienced team includes physicians who are
board certified in radiology, registered nurses, mammography technologists,
ultrasound sonographers and an attentive reception and registration staff.
The Nancy Ausonio Mammography Center utilizes state-of-the-art technologies
including digital mammography to ensure crystal clear, accurate images.
The spacious Center features four mammography rooms, three ultrasound
suites—one specially-equipped for ultrasound-guided biopsies—a
dedicated room for computer-aided biopsies, and changing rooms with lockers.
In addition to the light-filled registration and waiting area, the spa-like
interior features a women's only lounge with the soothing sounds of
soft music and water flowing from a fountain. Here, or outside on the
private patio, you can relax prior to your appointment or consultation
with one of our radiologists.
Partnering with Your Physician
When your doctor refers you to the Nancy Ausonio Mammography Center, we
take time to talk with you, explain the procedure in advance and make
sure the images are perfect before you leave the exam room. With our advanced
picture archiving and communications system, your doctor can review your
scans and results securely online, from any computer, any time. We work
closely with your doctor to provide complete, personalized care.
If a problem is detected and you return for additional tests such as an
ultrasound, follow-up mammogram or biopsy, one of our radiologists will
meet with you immediately afterward to discuss results and next steps.
Thorough, Expert Review
When cancer is diagnosed, experts in radiology, medical and radiation oncology,
pathology and surgery meet in our conference room to discuss individual
breast cancer cases. They review the person's condition from every
angle to determine the most effective treatment options.
Highlights of the Nancy Ausonio Mammography Center
Experienced radiologists, nurses, sonographers and mammography technologists
- State-of-the-art technologies:
- Digital mammography with computer-aided detection
- Breast ultrasound
- Stereotactic (computer-aided) biopsy
- Ultrasound-guided biopsy
- Bone density scanner (DEXA)
- Our Breast Health Program provides lifetime and hereditary risk assessments
by the Breast Health Nurse Navigator
- Private waiting and treatment areas
- Warm, relaxing environment
- Convenient hours
- Dedicated parking lot on the Nancy Ausonio Mammography Center grounds