UT Health Austin clinics and services will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day, Monday, January 21, 2019. We will reopen during our regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

Mammogram

Mammograms

UT Health Austin Imaging 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 have less anxiety for a second screening. Additionally, tomosynthesis offers better imaging for women with dense breasts because the xrays 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: 9am-12noon and 1 to 4pm
  • Wednesday: 1 to 4 pm
  • Friday: 1 to 4 pm

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 check-in. Once you’re checked in 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 removed easily. 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 3-4 days. If follow-up images are needed, ARA will call to schedule them with 72 hours of your screening.

If you have any questions, please call our Access and Outcomes Center at 1-833-882-2737.