Ascension St. John Hospital Liggett Breast Center - Mammography | Ascension
Ascension St. John Hospital Liggett Breast Center - Mammography

Ascension St. John Hospital Liggett Breast Center - Mammography

Located inside Van Elslander Cancer Center
  • Mammography
  • Imaging
  • Cancer Care
  • Specialty Care


Monday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Every other Saturday: 8 a.m. - noon

About Us

Liggett Breast Center in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, is a full-service breast center with advanced diagnostic imaging and testing.

The Ascension St. John Hospital, Liggett Breast Center at the Van Elslander Cancer Center delivers high-quality screening and diagnostic mammograms and biopsy testing. We listen to understand your health concerns. Then, we deliver the care that is right for you.


Before you make your appointment, please make sure you have your mammogram referral from your doctor and bring it to your appointment. Use the Mack entrance to access the breast center. Our breast health services support the needs of women in Grosse Pointe Woods and surrounding communities including Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Ascension St. John Hospital Breast Imaging Services are members of the Ascension Michigan Breast Care Program which is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and the American College of Radiology.

Our services

Liggett Breast Center provides the best in breast care and breast cancer detection using advanced digital mammography options personalized to your needs. Here, you have access to on-site radiology support and multiple breast screening options, including:

  • 3D Mammography (Tomosynthesis): When used as a screening tool, this 3-D imaging technology increases the overall detection of breast cancer and reduces the recall rate for screenings – which is a very important issue. Tomosynthesis (Tomo) is one of the most powerful diagnostic tools for the early detection of breast cancer. Tomo technology screening improves the chances of finding cancers in dense breast tissue.
  • 2D Digital Mammography: Two-dimensional (2D) digital mammography is a safe, low-dose x-ray exam which produces high quality breats images. The digital image can be enhanced and magnified for optimal evaluation.
  • Breast ultrasound uses sound waves to make images of the breast. Ultrasound images may be called sonograms. Breast ultrasound is a non-invasive test. It is compliment and aids in diagnosing benign and malignant disease. An automated breast ultrasound screening system (ABUS) is also available as an option for dense breast imaging.
  • 3D biopsy/stereotactic biopsy is a type of biopsy to aid in the pathological diagnosis of benign and malignant breast tissue cells. Using the mammography machine, a radiologist uses two images of the breast tissue for the testing sample. A stereotactic breast biopsy can help physicians to analyze tissue samples to understand the health of the breast better.
  • Ultrasound-guided biopsy uses sound waves to help locate a mass and remove a tissue sample for examination under a microscope. It is less invasive than surgical biopsy, leaves little to no scarring and does not involve exposure to ionizing radiation. This type of biopsy aids in the pathological diagnosis of benign and malignant breast tissue cells.

Get your mammogram – every year after age 40 - As a member of the Ascension Michigan Breast Care Program, we follow the guidelines set forth by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the American Cancer Society (ACS).

  • Annual Screening Mammography: Starting at age 40 and continuing yearly as long as a woman is in good health
  • Clinical Breast Exam: Starting at age 20 every 3 years and annually starting at age 40
  • Breast Self-Exam: Monthly starting at age 20 * Get a physician referral

Know your family health history - You have your grandmother's eyes, your father's nose, and your mother's quick wit. But will you also get Aunt Linda's cancer and Grandpa's heart disease? A family health history can help you assess your risk—and take action to prevent diseases you're prone to developing.

Perform a monthly breast self-exam - Perform a breast self-exam every month after age 20. If you are not sure how, you can request a guide about "How to Prevent and Detect Cancer."

Because We Care - If you are a woman under or uninsured and need a mammogram, the Ascension Michigan Breast Care Program may be able to help through our Because We Care Program. For more information, call our Hope Line at 866-246-4673. Or, if you would like to donate to the Because We Care Program, call the Ascension St John Hospital Foundation at 313-343-7480.

T.E.A.M. Pink – Breast Cancer Awareness Month is in October. At that time, Ascension Michigan encourages you to join T.E.A.M. Pink and share an inspirational story about your own battle with breast cancer or how a breast cancer survivor has inspired you in an effort to honor all who so courageously battle this disease. Also, by joining T.E.A.M. Pink you can help spread the word about breast cancer prevention, support the fight against breast cancer and honor those you know and love who have been affected by this disease. Join us!

Doctors specializing in breast care

As your care team, we’re committed to delivering a personalized, compassionate health experience.