UT Health Austin’s Imaging Services offers the latest in 3D mammography technology for screening mammograms. 3D mammography, also known as tomosynthesis, creates a 3D image of the breast using x-rays. This means your radiologist receives a clearer image so that they can detect suspicious masses or cancer earlier. Having a more accurate mammogram also means patients receive less callbacks and experience less anxiety about undergoing a second screening. Additionally, tomosynthesis offers better imaging for women with dense breasts because the x-rays are taken from multiple angles around the breast.
How do I schedule my screening mammogram?
Call our Access and Outcomes Center at 1-833-882-2737. There are two ways you may schedule your mammogram screening at UT Health Austin:
- Have your primary care provider submit an order for a screening mammogram to UT Health Austin by FAX at 512-495-5680, or;
- If you wish to self-refer, bring the name and contact information of your primary care physician who will receive and review your results to your visit.
Hours of Operation:
- Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday: 1 to 4 p.m.
- Friday: 1 to 4 p.m.
What to expect at your screening:
Checking In: When you arrive at the Health Transformation Building, take the elevators to the 9th floor. Check in with our friendly concierge staff and they will escort you to imaging’s check-in. Once you’re checked in with imaging, we’ll walk you to mammography and complete your screening.
Insurance and Billing: We accept most major insurance plans, but can also accommodate self-pay patients as well. Please note, UT Health Austin imaging studies are interpreted by the radiologists of Austin Radiological Association (ARA). Because they are a separate entity, you will receive a separate bill from ARA for the reading or interpretation of your mammogram.
What should I wear? Wear comfortable clothing that can be easily removed. We recommend a two-piece outfit, since you will only need to remove your top. Your mammography technician will give you a gown to wear while you are in the room.
Please do not wear deodorant or apply lotions or creams to your chest area.
When should I receive my results?
You should receive a letter within 3 to 4 days. If follow-up images are needed, ARA will call to schedule them within 72 hours of your screening.
If you have any questions, please call our Access and Outcomes Center at 1-833-882-2737.