State-of-the-Art Mammograms in Richardson, TX

A mammogram is a low-dose X-ray of breast tissue used to screen for breast cancer. Each breast is X-rayed separately, from at least two angles, while it's pressed between two plates to spread the tissue and create a clearer image.

We proudly offer some of the most advanced imaging services currently available, including 3D Mammography. Some of the advantages of digital and 3D mammograms include:

  • A soft, warm cushion used during the mammogram makes the exam more comfortable
  • Digital images are produced electronically, instead of on film, with a larger viewing area that better accommodates diverse shapes and sizes
  • It's faster and more accurate — images are generated within seconds
  • Images can be magnified and manipulated for optimum clarity
  • All images are double-checked using the ImageChecker® enhanced breast screening technology
  • Electronic images make it easier for consultation among health care specialists and reduce the risk of misplaced or damaged images.

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 meets the following criteria:

  • She is age 40 or older
  • She is not pregnant or nursing
  • She is at least 5 years out from previously diagnosed breast cancer
  • She is not currently experiencing any breast symptoms, such as a lump or breast pain
  • She has not had a mammogram within the past 12 months

ImageChecker® Enhanced Breast Cancer Screening

ImageChecker is a computer system that highlights suspicious areas on breast mammograms. Combined with the trained eye of a radiologist, this technology can help assist the radiologist in detecting breast cancers as early as possible.

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System, or any of its affiliated hospitals.