About This Service
UT Health Austin's Imaging Center 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?
There are two ways you may schedule your screening mammogram at UT Health Austin:
- Your primary care provider can submit an order for a screening mammogram to UT Health Austin by fax at 1-512-495-5680.
- 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 1-4 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1-4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Walk-ins are accommodated during office hours if the schedule permits.
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 the Imaging Center's check-in. Once you're checked in with the Imaging Center, 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: Imaging studies performed at UT Health Austin 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 screening mammogram.
What to 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 3-4 days. If follow-up images are needed, ARA will call to schedule them within 72 hours of your screening.
UT Health Austin is housed in the Health Transformation Building (HTB). The HTB is located in downtown Austin, TX on The University of Texas at Austin campus and neighbors the Dell Medical School research and learning buildings as well as the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas.
This facility is outfitted with the latest state-of-the-art technology and organized to support an unmatched level of multidisciplinary care. Patients have access to all of the resources and amenities UT Health Austin has to offer, including attached garage parking, comfortable waiting areas, an on-site cafe, a full-service H-E-B pharmacy, advance imaging and lab testing, and an Ambulatory Surgery Center for same-day surgical care.