The Breast Center is located in the Texas Health Huguley Imaging Center
Who should have a mammogram? - The American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) recommend that all women begin getting annual mammograms at the age of 40. If you are younger than 40 and have risk factors for breast cancer such as family history of breast cancer, you should discuss with your health care provider when to get a baseline mammogram and how often to have screening mammograms thereafter.
3D Mammography and SmartCurve™ – The Breast Center is proud to offer 3D mammography with SmartCurve™ paddles for added comfort during the exam. 3D mammography exams may help detect cancers earlier and more effectively than a traditional mammogram. It can also help radiologists distinguish harmless abnormalities from real tumors, leading to fewer callbacks and less anxiety for women.
Location – The Breast Center is located in the Texas Health Huguley Imaging Center in Medical Office Building 5 on the south end of the Texas Health Huguley campus. As you enter the building, take the first door on the left to the Texas Health Huguley Imaging Center and an associate will help you check in.
Breast Center Services
Complete Breast Care – The Breast Center, located in Texas Health Huguley Imaging Center, provides a convenient, private location with dedicated team members to meet your breast health needs.
- Screening Mammograms - Screening mammograms involve two X-ray images of each breast. These images make it possible to detect tumors that cannot be felt. Early detection of breast cancer with screening mammography means that treatment can be started earlier in the course of the disease, possibly before it has spread.
- Diagnostic Mammograms - Diagnostic mammograms are utilized only with a lump or if your radiologist found something on your screening mammogram. Diagnostic mammograms take longer than screening mammograms, as more images of the breasts are being taken from several angles to produce a detailed image that will help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
- Breast Ultrasound – A breast ultrasound is another noninvasive procedure that produces images of the internal structures of the breast because mammography alone is not always enough. Breast ultrasound can distinguish a generally harmless fluid-filled cyst from a potentially concerning solid mass. It is also used to evaluate whether a solid mass is benign or appears to be malignant. A breast radiologist will perform your breast ultrasound in the comfort of our breast center. If the physician on the medical staff sees the need for any additional imaging such as 3D mammography or a diagnostic mammography, it can often times be performed during the same appointment.
- Biopsies – A breast biopsy is the removal of breast tissue for examination of signs of breast cancer or other disorders. Biopsy procedures often provide alternatives to surgery and in some cases are minimally invasive. Ultrasound-guided breast biopsies and stereotactic breast biopsies are performed in the comfort of our Breast Center. An ultrasound-guided biopsy uses ultrasound equipment to “see” and direct the needle to the area where the biopsy is needed. A stereotactic biopsy uses a digital mammography system with computer display and software to guide a needle to the area where samples of tissue will be taken.
Getting Your Results – Your doctor will receive the results of your screening mammogram on the same day as your appointment. The Breast Navigator will call you as soon as possible if additional testing is needed. If you have diagnostic testing done, you will see the breast radiologist. The radiologist will see you during the testing and explain the results to you along with giving you an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have. If you need a biopsy, the Breast Navigator will schedule it that day.
Personalized Care and Breast Center Team – At the Breast Center, you will be guided with care and compassion. Cyndi Anderson, R.N., C.R.N., is the Breast Navigator dedicated to breast health and is available to personally assist you with scheduling, education and guidance, should you need further testing. Azita Tadjali, M.D., is a board-certified radiologist on the medical staff and is fellowship trained in breast imaging. Dr. Tadjali has special expertise and training in breast imaging and focuses on reading and interpreting screening and diagnostic mammograms and other breast imaging, including interventional procedures.
Treatment Options and Cancer Care Team – To assist patients and family members through the cancer-care journey, Texas Health Huguley offers patient navigation to guide patients from a cancer diagnosis through treatment, rehabilitation and survivorship. Facing a cancer diagnosis floods patients and their loved ones with many questions. Our cancer care program is proud to work with The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Services include the latest advances in chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, hormonal therapy and biological therapy, as well as the opportunity to take advantage of groundbreaking cancer treatment available only through clinical trials and cancer research.
Women Caring for Women – Texas Health Huguley Hospital’s breast cancer care program aims to provide personalized care to every patient we see throughout all the stages of their fight against cancer. We are here to help and offer enhanced cancer care services focused on whole person care. Combining support and knowledge with skilled specialists and advanced services, Texas Health Huguley gives patients with breast cancer the quality medical care they need to fight their disease close to home.
Support Groups – There are several resources and support groups in the area, please contact Cyndi Anderson, R.N., C.R.N., Breast Navigator at 817-568-5431 for more information.