Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton makes it convenient for
women to take care of their diagnostic and imaging needs at the
women's imaging center.
Occupying the entry level of The Center for Women, the Women's
Imaging Center provides advanced breast diagnostics. The facility
features a full-field digital mammography suite, an ultrasound
suite, a stereotactic breast procedure suite, and a bone
Technologists and friendly personnel handle patients' imaging
needs and a radiologist is on-site at the center to accommodate
patients. Texas Health Outpatient Center Cross Roads features a full-field
digital mammography suite and a bone densitometry suite.
An Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Program Coordinator and
Breast Center Nurse Navigator is on-site for in-patient and
out-patient support, working closely with physician office
practices to promote and coordinate individualized care.
The Breast Center Navigator role and program goals include:
- Eliminating barriers to care
- Timely delivery of services
- Enhancing quality of life
- Improving patient/family satisfaction
- Connecting individuals to screening
- Following patients post screening
- Assisting individuals through treatment as needed
- Providing patient/family support
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
Stereotactic biopsy is the least-invasive breast biopsy
procedure. It may allow the patient to experience less pain
during the procedure and receive results more quickly.
Stereotactic biopsy is typically performed in less than an hour.
A tissue sample is obtained with a probe that draws, cuts, and
removes the tissue using a gentle vacuum. Alternative procedures
to stereotactic biopsy may require anesthesia and stitches. This
unique procedure allows a marker to be placed at the abnormal
tissue to help manage follow-up care.
If an excisional biopsy is warranted, a breast localization
procedure can be performed at the Center to assist the surgeon. A
radiologist will determine the most appropriate procedure for
patients on a case-by-case basis.
Other services include:
- Digital screening mammography
- Diagnostic mammography
- Ultrasound guided breast biopsy
- Ultrasound guided cyst aspiration
- Image guided needle localization
Medical imaging services also include:
- Nuclear medicine lymphoscintigraphy/sentinel node mapping
The Women's Imaging Center also features an
ultrasound suite where women can take care of ultrasound needs
including breast health, pelvic health, or obstetrics. The
ultrasound, which uses sound waves to produce images, is often
used during breast biopsy procedures.
A bone densitometry suite is also available to provide
osteoporosis screenings. Osteoporosis is a progressive disease
that causes bones to become thin and brittle, making them more
likely to break. Post-menopausal women are encouraged to undergo
bone density tests every two to three years.