WOMEN’S IMAGING


South Texas Radiology Imaging Centers offer dedicated women’s imaging centers with a full complement of screening, diagnostic and interventional services.

Wellness Services
Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
Digital Screening Mammography
Osteoporosis / DEXA
AAA Screening
Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring
Virtual Colonoscopy

Diagnostic Services
Diagnostic Mammography
Biopsies & Aspirations
MRI
Fertility / Contraception
Ultrasound
Vein Therapy



DIGITAL BREAST TOMOSYNTHESIS (DBT)

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) is a new digital mammography technology commonly referred to as a 3D mammogram. STRIC offers Digital Breast Tomosynthesis with C‐view, the latest advancement in breast lesion detection. DBT imaging takes pictures of the breast in very thin slices which eliminates tissue overlap. These thin slices allow the radiologist to view a clearer image of the inner breast tissue, an important benefit for dense breast tissue. C‐view is an advanced technology that creates an image that is beneficial for comparison to your prior mammogram. The C‐view image adds no radiation exposure to the low dose DBT exam.

DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY

STRIC is pleased to offer high quality, personalized service using the latest Digital Mammography Technology. Screening and Diagnostic Mammography services are available. A screening mammogram is a routine or annual mammogram for patients with no current or new breast symptoms or changes. A diagnostic mammogram is ordered by your physician because he or she is aware of your breast symptoms or changes. The American Cancer Society recommends yearly mammograms starting at age 40 and continuing as long as a woman is in good health (www.cancer.org).

Screening mammography is available on a walk‐in basis or same day appointments are available. To make a screening mammogram appointment, visit our appointment page or call 210‐617‐9006.

BOUTIQUE MAMMOGRAPHY CENTERS

The Boutique Mammography Centers offer a unique approach to delivering screening mammography services. STRIC values your time and schedule, so we developed a facility with that idea in mind. The Boutique Mammography Centers exclusively offer screening Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Mammography, Digital Screening Mammography and DEXA Bone Density Osteoporosis Screening. For more information, please visit www.boutiquemammography.com.

BREAST MRI
Indications for a breast MRI include:

• Screening for patients at greater than 20% high risk
• Screening for asymptomatic BRCA gene carrier
• Evaluation of implant integrity
• Diagnosis & treatment of breast cancer

The American Cancer Society recommends women who have a high risk of breast cancer have a screening mammogram and bilateral Breast MRI exam (www.cancer.org).

BREAST BIOPSY
Two available methods of minimally invasive biopsy are:

• Stereotactic: preferred when suspicious microcalcifications are present
• Ultrasound Guided: preferred for masses

The advantages of these methods include a tiny incision ‐ no sutures necessary and patients may return to work the same day. Benign results save patients from general anesthesia and surgical biopsy. A dedicated patient care coordinator and subspecialized board certified radiologist are involved with the patient’s care. STRIC coordinates patients care with surgeons and oncologists and nurse navigators and genetic counseling is available. Same day biopsy appointments are available. For more information about breast biopsies, please contact the Interventional Breast Coordinator at 210‐617‐9210.


AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY ‐ BREAST IMAGING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast‐imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program (www.acr.org).

PINK RIBBON FACILITY ‐ RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE IN BREAST HEALTH

Pink Ribbon Facilities are digital imaging centers recognized as providing excellence in breast health paired with their exceptional commitment and support to the women of their community (www.pinkribbon.hologic.com)..





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