Medical Center of Arlington is proud to offer Breast Imaging Services in a completely renovated Mammography suite. We offer a wide array of state-of-the-art, innovative technologies. Please call (817) 472-4857 to schedule your appointment.
Protect Yourself and Other Women That You Love
Medical Center Arlington is offering $80 screening mammograms to all of our patients. You qualify for a screening mammogram if you currently have no breast problems.
Please call (817) 472-4857 to schedule your appointment. Be sure to mention that you would like to schedule an $80 screening mammogram (includes hospital and physician fee).
Know Your Risk Factors
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women today. Routine testing and early detection are crucial to the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. It is impossible to predict accurately who will develop breast cancer, but a prior personal history or family history of breast cancer are known risks. However, 75 percent of all women who develop breast cancer have no identifiable risk factors or family history of the disease. We don’t know exactly what causes breast cancer or how to prevent it, but early detection is the most important step to help cure it.
According to the American Cancer Society:
- One out of every eight women will develop breast cancer.
- The risk increases for women 35 to 50. The highest risk is in women over the age of 50.
- The risk also increases if a mother or sister has breast cancer.
A Lump the Size of a Small Pea Consists of More than a Million Cancer Cells.
The goal is to find cancer cells before they start to cause symptoms. When breast cancer is detected and treated early, there is a 93 percent chance of a 20-year, disease-free survival. When discovered in the advanced stages of the disease, there is only a 60 percent rate of the patient surviving for five years.
Three Out of Four Women Discover Their Own Breast Cancer.
No one knows your body better than you do. Be diligent in your monthly breast self-examinations. See a doctor right away if you notice any of the following changes: a lump or swelling, skin irritation or dimpling, nipple pain or the nipple turning inward, redness or scaliness of the nipple or breast skin, or a discharge other than breast milk. Women in their 20’s and 30’s should have a clinical breast exam as a part of a regular check-up with a health expert, at least every 3 years. Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should keep on doing so for as long as they are in good health.
Medical Center of Arlington is proud to offer digital mammography. This state-of-the-art technology utilizes computers and specially designed detectors to produce a digital image of the breast. Images are displayed on computer monitors in a matter of seconds and can be manipulated by the radiologists to better see abnormalities.
Benefits of Digital Mammography:
- Lower radiation dose
- Shorter exam time
- Less repositioning
- Better visualization of calcifications and the skin line
- Better visualization of dense breast tissue for women under the age of 50
Known as a "Softer Mammogram" provider, we make it a top priority to ensure your mammogram is warm and comfortable and provide a soft foam cushion for each woman’s personal use during every mammogram.
Computer-Aided Detection (CAD):
CAD technology assists the radiologist in early detection of breast cancer. Our CAD system cross-checks your digital mammogram and MRI, and our radiologists review the results before submitting a final interpretation to your physician.
Breast Imaging Services Include:
- Comprehensive patient history pertinent to breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
- Low-dose mammography compression technique (minimal discomfort with low-dosage radiation exposure)
- Ultrasound technique
- Timely reading of exams by on-site board-certified radiologists
- Results sent to your private physician
- Education about breast care and self-examination techniques
- Private changing area
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
- MRI-Breast with vacuum assisted biopsy
- Do not use deodorant, body cream or bath powder on your upper body prior to your exam.
- Wear comfortable, two-piece clothing the day of your appointment.
- Schedule your appointment for 7-10 days after your menstrual period.
- Inform your technologist if you have breast implants.
- Please bring or request your previous mammogram films and reports if they were performed at another facility.
What To Expect
- Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment.
- Allow 45 minutes for your exam from start to finish.
- Discomfort from breast compression will be minimal.