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Mammogram Basics

Women are at higher risk for certain serious health issues like breast cancer and osteoporosis. Thankfully, it is possible to detect these diseases in the early stages, giving you and your healthcare team an advantage when treating and managing them.

Schedule your mammogram today. (214) 933-7200.

We are proud to offer advanced breast disease and cancer screening services, including 3-D mammography. Some of the advantages of a 3-D mammogram include:

  • A layer-by-layer view of the breast
  • Increased image speed and accuracy
  • Fewer unnecessary callbacks
  • Better detection among women with moderately or extremely dense breasts
  • Images can be magnified and manipulated for optimum clarity

All images are double-checked using the ImageChecker® enhanced breast screening technology. ImageChecker® is a computer system that highlights suspicious areas on breast mammograms. Combined with the trained eye of a radiologist, this technology can help ensure that breast cancers will be detected as early as possible.

Who needs a mammogram?

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network recommends yearly mammography beginning at age 40. Women with a family history of breast cancer may need to start screening sooner. If you have a family history of breast cancer, ask your doctor when you should start getting regular mammograms.

Who is eligible for a screening mammogram?

A woman is eligible for a screening mammogram if she is:

  • Age 40 or older
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • At least 5 years out from previously diagnosed breast cancer
  • Not currently experiencing any breast symptoms, such as a lump or breast pain
  • Has not had a mammogram within the past 12 months

Nurse Navigation

We understand the importance of continuous, individualized breast care — and that medical care is not always one size fits all. Our goal is to provide a complete cycle of care to every woman served within our center and for all care to be of the highest standard.

Continuous support is available for those with identified breast problems through a skilled and tenured nurse navigation team. Our nurses are available to assist you with addressing barriers to care, obtaining physician orders for follow-up exams, understanding breast disease and breast cancer diagnosis, participation in and referrals to support groups, following up with medical tests and office visits in a timely manner, and much more.

ACR accreditation

Methodist's Breast Centers have earned accreditation by the Texas Department of State Health Services in mammography and recognition as Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for achievement in high standards of practice.

Schedule your mammogram today. (214) 933-7200.

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