You’ve just discovered a warm, welcoming environment, where Pearland’s most caring cross-functional team of experts offers the very latest in comprehensive woman’s care, cancer prevention and cancer treatment.
Solis Mammography, a department of Pearland Medical Center offers everything you need to ensure the very latest in prevention and early detection of breast cancer as well as other related conditions. We deliver an enhanced patient experience, comfort during screening, increased image specificity, and a reduction in unnecessary recalls – saving you time, money, and stress.
Pearland mammograms are just the beginning of Pearland breast care
You’ll find it all right here, from mammograms to diagnostic imaging to a team of deeply caring medical professionals, each dedicated to your comfort, your convenience and your health. Guided by a team of breast-dedicated radiologists and technologists, our state-of-the-art mammography center offers a full range of services.
Known as tomosynthesis, this powerful new tool in the fight against breast cancer allows your doctor to see masses much more clearly than a conventional 2D image will allow. 3D mammography provides radiologists with multiple clear images of the breast and is considered the most advanced technology in screening and diagnostic mammography.
A physician’s order is not needed to schedule a screening mammogram. Still one of the most advanced tools available for detecting breast abnormalities, the traditional mammogram takes two-dimensional pictures of the breast and is used to detect breast tumors in women who have no symptoms of breast cancer. The goal of a screening mammogram is to detect tumors that are too small or too deep to be discovered otherwise.
Patients may be called back for a diagnostic mammogram or breast ultrasound if a breast imaging specialist notices something on a screening mammogram that requires further evaluation. This diagnostic evaluation clarifies any abnormalities detected during a screening mammogram or doctor's exam. Women who detect abnormalities during a self-exam would be scheduled for a diagnostic mammogram instead of a screening mammogram.
This is used as a mammography supplement to help distinguish the characteristics of a lump or a breast mass. We use sound waves to distinguish normal breast tissue from a fluid-filled cyst or a solid mass without the need for radiation. This method is primarily used as a diagnostic tool and is not a screening method for breast cancer.
Ultrasound-Guided and Stereotactic Breast Biopsies
If areas of concern are detected by a mammogram, ultrasound or MRI, then the latest in biopsy removal allows minimally invasive, rapid sampling of breast tissue. In an ultrasound-guided biopsy breast imaging specialists use ultrasound to guide them while taking small samples of tissue from the area of interest. In a stereotactic biopsy, several small samples of an area in your breast tissue are taken for further examination.
This is the established standard for measuring bone mineral density. This test assesses osteoporosis and bone-fracture risk. Patients and their doctors can then determine their best plan of action to slow or reverse the process.
Your most convenient Pearland mammogram testing location
The Pearland Breast Diagnostic Center is located in the Medical Building at the southwest intersection of Highway 288 and Shadow Creek Parkway. Free parking is available directly in front of the main entrance of the building and to the south of the building.
Our radiology technicians are certified and registered with The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). ARRT requires all radiology technicians to complete classroom and clinical education, pass an exam, meet ethics requirements, complete continuing education, and remain compliance with ARRT.
The ARRT Standards of Ethics provide proactive guidance about what it means to be qualified and to motivate and promote a culture of ethical behavior within the profession.
Each radiology technician holds a license from the Texas Department of Health Services, which promotes education in radiation safety and use of the lowest dose of radiation possible as defined by the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) method for each exam.
Our radiologists are board certified by the American College of Radiology,as well, and we are ACR-accredited in mammography, CT Scan, nuclear medicine and ultrasound. ACR accreditation is considered the gold standard of medical imaging, which means:
- We voluntarily completed a rigorous review process.
- Our staff members are well qualified through education and certification to perform and interpret medical images and administer radiation therapy treatments.
Our facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.