Breast Imaging

The Center for Breast Care at UT Southwestern Medical Center encompasses a multitude of clinical programs devoted to serving the needs of healthy women, patients with benign breast disorders, and those with breast cancer.

The Center has a national reputation for clinical excellence and provides the latest in digital mammography, high-resolution breast ultrasound, and breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Minimally invasive breast needle biopsy using stereotactic guidance, ultrasound, or MRI guidance is also available.

For women without breast cancer symptoms, digital mammographic breast cancer screening exams may be obtained without a physician referral. Results will be mailed to you in seven to 10 business days.

With a physician referral, diagnostic digital mammography and/or ultrasound are used to evaluate women with symptoms such as breast pain, a breast lump, or nipple discharge. Doctors will discuss the results with you and give them to you in writing at the end of your appointment.

Breast MRI has been shown to be very useful in women who are at high risk for developing breast cancer and is used in conjunction with digital mammography. Our dedicated breast MRI is located in the Center for Breast Care, allowing ease of scheduling and other breast exams, if necessary.

If a suspicious area is found on a screening or diagnostic examination, image-guided minimally invasive breast biopsy can be performed by our breast imaging physicians and staff, often on the same day.