Comfortable, Accurate 3D Mammography Services Available
Do you need to schedule a mammogram in El Paso? Then you’ve come to the right place! At Professional Radiology, we employ passionate, experienced staff with a wealth of knowledge on breast cancer and breast health. Headed by radiologist and imaging expert Dr. Jorge L. Sarmiento, our center is the top-rated imaging center in El Paso.
If you’ve had a negative, uncomfortable experience with mammograms or you simply want a more comfortable experience, then we are more than happy to help. Our 3D mammogram services feature SmartCurve technology from Hologic. This allows our patients to enjoy a more comfortable, less painful mammogram experience.
Through expert care and a compassionate approach to imaging, we aim to make the city healthier, happier, and more knowledgeable—one patient at a time. So, whether you need a regular check-up or fear you may have breast cancer, Professional Radiology will ensure you receive the accurate imaging and understanding care you need.
Important Mammogram Info
A mammogram is a low-dose type of X-ray used to detect abnormalities in breast tissue. Mammograms have been an incredible tool for early detection and diagnosis in the fight against breast cancer. Every year, hundreds of thousands of new breast cancer cases will be found, with more potentially being left undiagnosed. For this reason, it’s important for women over the age of 40 to partake in regular mammogram screenings.
For women of average risk, The American Cancer Society suggests receiving annual mammograms starting at age 45, but they could start as early as 40 years of age. Women with a family history of breast cancer, a genetic mutation associated with breast cancer, or other risk factors may want to start screening earlier. Catching cancer in the early stages improves the likelihood of successful treatment.
In certain cases, it may not be advisable to have a mammogram. Mammograms use low doses of X-ray radiation, which is typically safe but not advisable in some situations. Pregnant women or women who believe they may be pregnant should notify their doctor, as the radiation from the exam could harm the fetus.
3D Mammograms in El Paso
Hologic 3D Mammography Machine Available at Our West Side Location!
Professional Radiology is proud to be the first imaging center in El Paso to offer the SmartCurve technology from Hologic. This state-of-the-art 3D mammography machine provides a curved compression surface, offering patients a more comfortable experience without compromising image quality, exam time, dose, or workflow.
The SmartCurve system is clinically proven to deliver a more comfortable mammogram. In fact, 93% of patients who have experienced moderate to severe discomfort with standard mammogram compression report a more pleasant experience with the SmartCurve.
Meet Dr. Lisa Gutierrez — Your Mammography Radiologist
Dr. Lisa Gutierrez is our Breast Imaging Radiologist. She obtained her first Breast Imaging Fellowship training in 2006 at Salvador Zubirán National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition (INCMNSZ) in Mexico City. She has two additional Fellowships in Women’s Imaging and Body Imaging from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.
Dr. Gutierrez shares Dr. Sarmiento’s approach and philosophy of a patient-centered facility. She is truly passionate about women’s health, detailed oriented, and a great asset to our practice and the community of El Paso. Accuracy doesn’t depend only on technology but on who reads the exam. Dr. Gutierrez represents our commitment to excellence. Simply put, Professional Radiology only works with radiologists that you can trust!
To schedule your 3D mammogram in El Paso, give us a call at (915) 225-2480 today!
How to Prepare for Your 3D Mammogram in El Paso
Before arriving for your mammogram, do not apply any lotion, body powder, or cream to the chest. They can interfere with the accuracy of the test. You may stay on your normal diet and medications.
It is incredibly important that you notify your doctor and our staff if you are pregnant or believe you may be pregnant.
When it is time to conduct your exam, you will be given a hospital gown to wear. You will need to remove all jewelry or any other items that may interfere with the test. When you schedule your appointment, you will receive individual instructions regarding how best to prepare.
We’ve compiled answers to some of the most common questions we receive regarding mammograms. If you don’t see an answer to your question here, then don’t hesitate to give us a call! We’re here to answer anything you may have in mind.
- Are mammograms dangerous?
Mammograms use very low doses of radiation, so they are not believed to be dangerous to most people.
- Should I get a mammogram if I have breast implants?
Yes, it is important to have regular mammograms, even with breast implants.
- How do I know if I’m at risk of breast cancer?
Your doctor can estimate your risk based on several factors, including family history, diet, and more.
- What happens if cancer is found?
Your doctor will likely suggest a biopsy, which would help to confirm if the cancer is malignant or benign. From there, they will suggest a treatment plan.
The Best Place for Mammograms in El Paso
As one of El Paso’s only radiologist-owned imaging centers, our focus is not on the bottom line but on the health and wellness of our patients. Diagnosing breast cancer and other abnormalities can be very difficult, and it requires a keen eye and a delicate hand.
Our technicians are trained to have a compassionate, discerning eye every time they conduct mammograms or any other exam. When you schedule your mammogram, you can be certain that you will receive the best care in the city. Give us a call today to set up your appointment with us!