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Breast health

From regular checkups and screenings to the latest imaging technologies and treatments, you can access all our expert breast care services at our convenient locations.

Breast health services in Houston

HCA Houston Healthcare is dedicated to the prevention and early detection of breast cancer.

Our range of specialized women’s care includes preventative, diagnostic and clinical breast health services. We've partnered with Solis Mammography to serve as our on-site provider of comprehensive breast imaging services throughout 10 locations in the Greater Houston area.

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HCA Houston breast imaging services

For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those of any other cancer. But, if diagnosed early, breast cancer is one of the most treatable cancers. We provide a range of breast imaging services, and encourage you to pursue annual breast exams, annual mammograms and monthly breast self-exams.

3D mammography

Considered the most advanced technology in screening and diagnostic mammography, 3D mammography allows doctors to examine breast tissue by layer. Rather than viewing breast tissue in a flat image, as with 2D mammography, this type of imaging reveals the fine details that previously could be hidden by the tissue above or below. 3D Mammography has been proven to detect abnormalities 15 months earlier than a standard mammogram. Research also shows that 3D mammograms can increase early cancer detection rates and decrease callbacks.

Screening mammography

This two-dimensional picture of the breast is still one of the most advanced tools available for detecting breast abnormalities. A screening mammogram is a two-dimensional picture of the breast used to detect tumors in women who have no symptoms of breast cancer. The test's purpose is to detect tumors that are too deep/small to be detected any other way.

Diagnostic mammogram

When your screening mammogram requires further evaluation, a diagnostic mammogram is in order. The diagnostic evaluation serves as the next step to clarify any abnormalities detected during a screening mammogram or doctor's exam.

Breast ultrasound

This test uses sound waves to produce an image of breast tissue. It is most commonly used following a mammogram to evaluate a specific area of concern. The American Cancer Society does not recommend its use alone as a screening tool (e.g., instead of a mammogram).

Breast biopsy

These advanced techniques allow physicians to quickly and accurately get samples of breast tissue for evaluation after suspicious mammogram findings. Stereotactic biopsy uses a combination of mammography and minimally invasive techniques to get samples of tiny calcifications or spots in the breast. Ultrasound-guided biopsy enables surgeons to get a sample of breast tissue as small as your fingernail with high accuracy.

Bone densitometry

Bone density testing is available and helps determine the risk for osteoporosis. Screening involves an X-ray scan which can determine whether or not bones are starting to thin before a bone is broken. You and your physician can then determine your best plan of action to slow or reverse the process.

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