The Women’s Imaging Center at Las Colinas Medical Center was designed with women in mind. Its experienced physicians, certified and registered technologists, and an understanding support staff provide expert care and a new experience in women’s imaging. Far more than just a lovely, private setting for women, the Women’s Imaging Center offers state-of-the-art breast health services, with the latest equipment and some of the most advanced technologies designed for comfort and accurate detection.
Breast cancer typically doesn’t cause symptoms in early stages; therefore it is important to have screening tests to find the cancer before symptoms appear. The Women’s Center offers screening mammograms, which are x-rays of the breast that are used to see lumps and other changes in breast tissue. Our mammography units produce optimal images with faster exposure times using the least amount of radiation. The result is less discomfort and a lower probability of re-testing due to motion blur. “Soft touch” mammography pads are used to make the procedure more comfortable for clients.
In addition, the Center also has a computer-aided detection (CAD) system that assists in early detection by acting as a “second eye.” The mammography film is scrutinized and analyzed by the human eye, and then it is checked again by the CAD system. Studies have shown that use of this type of CAD screening can improve early detection up to 20%. Breast MR, the latest advanced technology in the arsenal to detect breast cancer in women with dense breasts or significant family history, is now available at Las Colinas Medical Center.
Women’s Imaging Center performs breast ultrasound tests that are ordered when a mammogram image shows a mass or a woman feels a lump. These non-invasive tests determine whether a lump is a solid mass or something else, like a fluid-filled cyst. The Center’s latest digital ultrasound equipment produces high resolution images making it easier to see tiny details. In all cases, an ultrasound can be performed in the same visit as a diagnostic mammogram.
Las Colinas Medical Center Women’s Imaging Center is the only center in the Irving area that has earned accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in mammography, breast ultrasound, and breast-guided biopsy. The center is one of only six facilities in the Dallas and Fort Worth area.
“We are totally committed to women’s healthcare and the fight against breast disease,” says Ran Samaniego, MS, FABC, Director of Diagnostic Imaging and Outpatient Development at Las Colinas Medical Center. “With the addition of digital breast biopsy and Breast MR, the Women’s Imaging Center reinforces our commitment to the best available healthcare services for women and to providing a personal touch in a warm and caring setting.”
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women, but the survival rates are increasing due to early detection and the new technology used at the Women’s Imaging Center. The staff invites you to make an appointment today and start your own crusade against breast disease.
Please call 972-969-2105 to schedule your appointment with the Women’s Imaging Center.