Take care of your mammograms and breast diagnostics — without the stress. Our private rooms and warm staff keep you comfortable, while our specialized technologists and advanced capabilities give you answers and peace of mind.
Part of the USMD Breast Health Center. A center that offers complete care. From diagnosis to treatment to recovery, it’s all under one roof.
Experienced staff. We’re committed not only to clinical excellence, but also to improving your experience and answering concerns.
Quick results. You’ll get your diagnostic mammogram results directly from the breast radiologist before you leave. Regular screening results only take 3–5 days.
Easy to find. We're on the garden level of the USMD Hospital at Arlington Medical Office Building. Doctors’ offices and the full scope of services at the hospital are nearby.
Soothing surroundings. Spa-like decor designed with women in mind includes comfortable, private rooms for changing, waiting, exams and consultations.
Screenings are simple “breast checkups.” You should have one every year after you turn 40. But get screened earlier if you have a family history of breast cancer.
A diagnostic exam may be needed if:
- You have any symptoms, such as a breast lump or nipple discharge
- A regular screening shows something unusual
State-of-the-art Hologic 2D Selenia® Dimensions® Mammography System. A fellowship-trained breast radiologist interprets the images.
What it’s like: The exam involves a mild amount of pressure. You’ll be asked to hold your breath briefly. The entire exam takes about 10 minutes.OR
Hologic™ Genius™ 3D Mammography System. The system uses the latest low-radiation software. Multiple images of the breast are captured from several angles. It can be helpful to have this test along with standard 2D digital mammography. It’s especially helpful for women with dense breast tissue.
What it’s like: The exam involves a mild amount of pressure. The entire exam only takes about 10 minutes.OR
Breast density can cause clouding of mammography images. But ABVS or 3D ultrasound is designed to “see” through dense tissue. The USMD Imaging Center for Breast Health is one of the first breast centers in the DFW Metroplex to offer this exciting new screening.
What it’s like: You’ll have ultrasound lotion applied to your skin. You’ll feel gentle pressure from the scanner. The entire exam only takes about 15 minutes.OR
A breast ultrasound is a painless way to gather more information without radiation. A technologist holds a scanner against the skin, and the scanner creates sound waves. Then, a computer converts the sound waves into images on a screen. This helps the radiologist learn if more tests are needed.OR
Stereotactic biopsy is a way to remove a tissue sample. A radiologist uses X-ray images to find the tissue. He or she will numb your skin with an anesthetic, then use a needle to take a small sample. You won’t need stitches, and will feel little discomfort. The procedure takes about an hour. You’ll get results in 3–5 days.OR
I was very impressed with the level of professionalism, attention to detail and quick response time.– Yolanda S., patient