We Offer Softer Screening Mammograms!
Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, accounting for nearly 1 in 4 cancers diagnosed in US women? Most women diagnosed have no family history of the disease. In fact, the most significant risk factor for breast cancer is being a woman 40 or older. That’s why it’s so important to get an annual mammogram starting at 40.
Mammography is the process of using low-energy X-rays to examine the human breast and is used as a diagnostic and screening tool. The goal of mammography is the early detection of breast cancer typically through detection of characteristic masses and/or microcalcifications. The FDA recommendations that all women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every 1-2 years. Diagnostic mammograms will be performed at our Central Texas Women’s Imaging Center, located directly behind our building.
Our mammography unit is a Full Field Digital Hologic Selenia, which is specifically designed to give the best picture with the lowest possible dose of radiation and least discomfort to the patient. This state-of-the-art imaging machine along with CAD (Computer Aided Diagnosis) is the most powerful tool in the detection of breast cancer. It allows for better visibility of the breast especially near the skin line, the chest wall and in women with varying density of breast tissue. We are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR); the Federal Drug Administration’s Mammography Quality Standards Act for Mammography Services (MQSA); and the Texas Department of State Health Services.