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At Providence Ruth J. Spear Breast Center, you have immediate access to state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment modalities, the latest research, and a continuum of outstanding care. You'll be seen by fellowship-trained breast radiologists in Portland, at a designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.

Breast imaging services include the full spectrum of the latest technology:


The Ruth J. Spear Breast Center is supported by fellowship-trained breast radiologists in Portland. Our imaging technologists, breast imaging nurse navigators and support staff aim to ease your way before, during and after your appointments.

Visit our resource room for educational materials and a lending library. We also offer individual counseling, risk assessment consultation, support groups and other supportive services.

What a breast imaging nurse navigator can do for you

Our Breast Imaging Nurse Navigators are registered nurses that specialize in guiding patients, families, and care partners through the breast imaging and biopsy process. Our goal is to provide support, guidance and education starting at the time of an imaging guided biopsy recommendation. We ease your way by scheduling the biopsy, communicating with your provider and our breast imaging radiologists, and assisting with follow up recommendations. Our services are provided at no additional cost to patients visiting our Providence Imaging Centers.