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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.