Welcome to our spa-like Mammography Suite at Central Texas Medical Center. The private, relaxing space was created for your comfort and peace. Guests wear a soft robe during their exam and cushy Bella pads are applied to the mammography machine for your best experience.
Your exam is performed on the GE Essential Digital Mammography System, offering the high quality imaging required for early detection.
If our radiologist detects a suspicious finding, we will perform additional views and/or perform ultrasound images of the area before you leave rather than calling you to return for additional imaging. When breast cancer is detected in its earliest stages, the chance for successful treatment is much greater.
Breast cancer rates are second only to skin cancer among women. According to the American Cancer Society, women in good health should begin scheduling annual mammograms at the age of 40. This age can vary depending on family history of breast cancer.
During your initial evaluation, you will fill out a family history questionnaire with questions regarding your personal and family history of cancer. This information will help determine if you are a candidate for genetic testing.
-Family member with known cancer
The following are some common causes for testing:
-Breast, colon or uterine cancer diagnosed in the family under the age of 50
-Ovarian cancer in the family diagnosed at any age
-Two or more close family members who have had the same type of cancer
-The same type of cancer in several generations of the family
Genetic testing consists of a simple sample of your mouth fluids that is analyzed to determine if you inherited a gene mutation. Genetic testing might also help determine if you are at greater risk of developing the same cancer again or of developing another type of cancer. Genetic testing can help you make informed decisions about how to manage future risks of cancer. For example, if it is determined that you are at greater risk than the “average” patient for breast cancer recurrence, we may recommend adding breast MRIs to your routine screenings.
Also, if you are a woman who has breast cancer and you find out that you have an inherited risk, you may be at an increased risk for developing ovarian cancer. We will present you with options to reduce that risk.
To schedule your mammogram, call 512.753.3661. To schedule a BRCA screening, call 512.753.3733.