Women's Imaging Services
Mammograms made easy
Regular mammograms help find breast cancer at an early stage, when treatment is most likely to be successful. The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) recommend annual screening mammograms for women beginning at age 40, and the experts here at Advanced Imaging agree.
The expert staff at Advanced Imaging in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas will put you at ease and provide you the information you need to know about your breast health. They’ll also help talk you through the range of women’s imaging options we have available to meet your unique needs. It's your choice where you go for your annual mammogram.
Digital mammography is a safe, low-dose X-ray picture of the breast that allows for early detection of breast cancer. Screening mammograms are routine, yearly exams for women with no new breast problems. If you have a new breast symptom or problem, you will need a diagnostic mammogram.
A physician order is not necessary for an annual screening mammogram, but is required for a diagnostic mammogram. All of our imaging centers offer screening and/or diagnostic digital mammography.
Tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, is another service we provide for screening breast tissue for possible signs of cancer. This technology is particularly useful to screen women who have dense breast tissue. A 3D mammogram complements standard 2D mammography and is performed at the same time. There is no additional compression required and it only takes a few more seconds.
Our comfortable center environments and staff of experts will provide you with the best experience possible. Learn about what to expect below.
A 3D mammogram is a revolutionary new screening and diagnostic tool designed for early breast cancer detection that can be done in conjunction with a traditional 2D digital mammogram.
During the 3D part of the exam, the X-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over your breast, taking multiple breast images.
During a typical annual screening mammogram (2D or 3D), images are taken of each breast from many angles. Sometimes a follow-up diagnostic mammogram is needed after a screening mammogram to collect more information about your breast tissue. A diagnostic mammogram may take longer than a screening mammogram as it requires more images and different angles to rule out any abnormalities.
An annual screening mammogram is recommended for women beginning at age of 40, according to the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI). The American Cancer Society also recommends that women have the choice to begin mammography screening at age 40. For the complete, updated ACS guidelines, click here.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
If you have been told you need a hysterectomy to treat pelvic pain or uterine fibroids, you have a non-surgical option that offers shorter recovery time, fewer complications and lets you save your uterus. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a less invasive procedure for the treatment of uterine fibroids performed by John Gray, M.D., a board-certified radiologist who specializes in vascular and interventional radiology.
How does UFE work?
- Uterine fibroids need blood to thrive and grow. This procedure cuts off the blood supply to the fibroid, causing it to shrink.
- Prior to the procedure, the patient is given a mild sedative and local anesthesia.
- The doctor places a tiny catheter into the right groin/top of the thigh area and uses imaging guidance to direct the catheter to the blood supply of the fibroid.
- Once in place, tiny particles are injected to block the vessel and cut off the blood supply to the fibroid.
- Over time, this treatment starves the fibroid of nutrients and it softens and dies.
UFE is a non-surgical procedure with few side effects, minimal hormonal changes and the chance to continue to explore the possibility of pregnancy. To learn if UFE is right for you, schedule a consultation today by calling 214-420-5429.
Advanced Imaging is part of the Methodist Center for Diagnostic Imaging network
Methodist Center for Diagnostic Imaging centers are operated by Methodist CDI, a Texas non-profit corporation, and are staffed by independently practicing physicians who are contracted by Methodist CDI. The physicians and staff who provide services at the imaging centers are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System or any of its afﬁliated hospitals.