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What is a mammogram

A mammogram is an imaging exam that evaluates the breast utilizing low radiation dose x-rays. It is considered the gold-standard examination for evaluating for breast cancer in women over the age of 40.

Tomosynthesis (commonly known
as 3-D mammography)

  • 3-D mammography is a newer type of mammogram technology that has been shown to lower the chance of being called back for additional follow-up breast imaging exams.
  • 3-D mammography detects more breast cancers and can be especially helpful in women with dense breasts.
  • All of our breast imaging centers now offer 3-D mammography as the standard mammogram exam

Screening Mammograms

  • Screening mammograms are recommended by the American Cancer Society to begin annually starting at the age of 40-45 for average risk women
  • These screening exams are meant for women without any symptoms or concerns regarding their breast health.
  • When performed effectively and routinely, screening mammograms have been shown to detect cancers at a smaller size and therefore are less likely to spread beyond the breast.
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Diagnostic Mammograms

  • Diagnostic mammograms are performed in patients with any clinically significant concerns regarding their breast health.
  • Diagnostic mammograms are a part of a comprehensive evaluation of the breast which may include additional breast imaging exams and clinical evaluations by a breast radiologist.
  • If you have any questions in regards to qualifying for a diagnostic mammogram, please contact your clinician.

What to expect

  • While the patient is standing or sitting, the imaged breast will be gently compressed with an imaging paddle
  • The patient will be asked to hold their breath for a 3-5 seconds while the mammogram image is obtained
  • Multiple imaging projections of each breast will be obtained depending on the reason for the exam.
  • The images are then sent to the interpreting breast radiologist for review and generation of a radiology report, which will be sent to the referring clinician.
RP Houston

Radiology Partners Houston is a division of Singleton Associates, PA, a leader in the Texas imaging market, and provides exceptional, high quality, compassionate care throughout Texas. Radiology Partners Houston offers highly specialized experience in every facet of radiology, utilizing current and progressive protocols with the most innovative techniques for diagnostic imaging and therapeutic intervention.

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