Breast health screening

Early detection is has always been the best defense against breast cancer. When discovered in its earliest stages, the chances of surviving breast cancer are very good. The best way to achieve that goal is with regular mammography exams.

Solis Mammography, a department of HCA Houston Pearland, offers everything you need to ensure the very latest in prevention and early detection of breast cancer, as well as other related conditions. We offer the most advanced technology in screening and diagnostic mammography.

We deliver an enhanced patient experience, comfort during screening, increased image specificity and a reduction in unnecessary recalls—saving you time, money and stress. Patients typically receive their screening results within 24 to 48 hours after examination.

Solis Mammography is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is located in the Medical Building at the southwest intersection of Highway 288 and Shadow Creek Parkway. Free parking is available directly in front of the main entrance of the building and to the south of the building.

For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Solis Mammography at (713) 770-7767 or schedule an appointment online.

Mammogram and screening services

Our team of deeply caring medical professionals are dedicated to your comfort, your convenience and your health. Guided by a team of breast-dedicated radiologists and technologists, our state-of-the-art mammography center offers a full range of services.

3D mammography

3D mammography offers the most advanced technology in screening and diagnostic mammography. Known as tomosynthesis, this powerful tool in the fight against breast cancer allows your doctor to see masses much more clearly than a conventional 2D image will allow. 3D mammography provides radiologists with multiple clear images of the breast and is considered the most advanced technology in screening and diagnostic mammography.

Screening mammogram

A physician’s order is not needed to schedule a screening mammogram. Still one of the most advanced tools available for detecting breast abnormalities, the traditional mammogram takes two-dimensional pictures of the breast and is used to detect breast tumors in women who have no symptoms of breast cancer. The goal of a screening mammogram is to detect tumors that are too small or too deep to be discovered otherwise.

Diagnostic mammogram

Patients may be called back for a diagnostic mammogram or breast ultrasound if a breast imaging specialist notices something on a screening mammogram that requires further evaluation.

This diagnostic evaluation clarifies any abnormalities detected during a screening mammogram or doctor's exam. Women who detect abnormalities during a self-exam would be scheduled for a diagnostic mammogram instead of a screening mammogram.

Breast ultrasound

This is used as a mammography supplement to help distinguish the characteristics of a lump or a breast mass. We use sound waves to distinguish normal breast tissue from a fluid-filled cyst or a solid mass without the need for radiation. This method is primarily used as a diagnostic tool and is not a screening method for breast cancer.

Breast biopsies

If areas of concern are detected by a mammogram, ultrasound or MRI, then the latest in biopsy removal allows for a minimally invasive, rapid sampling of breast tissue. In an ultrasound-guided biopsy, breast imaging specialists use ultrasound to guide them while taking small samples of tissue from the area of interest. In a stereotactic biopsy, several small samples of an area in your breast tissue are taken for further examination.

Bone densitometry

This is the established standard for measuring bone mineral density. This test assesses osteoporosis and bone-fracture risk. Patients and their doctors can then determine their best plan of action to slow or reverse the process.

Regular bone-densitometry screenings are usually recommended for women who are post-menopausal and not taking estrogen, over 5’7” in height and less than 125 pounds in weight. It may also be recommended for those who:

  • Have a family history of hip fractures or osteoporosis
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Have experienced a fracture after only mild trauma
  • Use medications that are known to cause bone loss
  • Have type 1 diabetes, liver disease or kidney disease
  • Have excessive collagen in urine samples
  • Have a hyperthyroidism or related thyroid conditions
  • Have had X-ray evidence of vertebral fracture or other signs of osteoporosis

Breast health at HCA Houston Healthcare

Regular medical checkups are important for maintaining breast health in women, as screening is vital in the early detection of breast cancer. Doctors use mammograms, breast MRIs, ultrasounds and biopsies to examine breast tissue and check for lumps or other changes in the breast area.

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