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Darlene G. Cass Women's Imaging Centers

Scheduling Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Two Saturdays a month, 8 a.m. to Noon

Nationally recognized and accredited breast imaging centers

Baylor Scott & White Breast Imaging Centers have been a leader in breast imaging services in the Dallas area for more than 25 years. Our leading technology, radiology expertise and dedication to the detection of breast cancer have allowed us to provide care to thousands of women. We perform more than 60,000 breast imaging procedures annually, and we have detected more than 2,500 breast cancers in the last five years.

Darlene G. Cass Women's Imaging Center at Baylor University Medical Center was named as one of five "Top Women's Imaging Centers to Watch" nationwide by Imaging Technology News. These recognized centers are selected based on their achievements in innovation, operational efficiency, customer service and teamwork.

All four of Baylor University Medical Center Breast Imaging Centers have earned the designation of Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast Imaging in the following areas:

  • Mammography
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy
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High-Risk Breast Screening Program

Knowledge is power—a comprehensive approach to identifying and monitoring risk

Breast cancer screen​​ing recommendations

According to the American Cancer Society, early screening saves lives. Mammograms are the most effective and important early breast cancer detection method.

Monthly breast self-exams are recommended for women age 20+. There are benefits and limitations and it is recommended that you report any changes in how your breasts look or feel to a health expert right away. Call 1.844.BSWDOCS (279.3627) and we'll send a breast self-exam shower card to you, or you can download to print below.

Download self exam guide

Guidelines for early detection:

  • All women: monthly breast self-exam
  • Women age 20 and older: clinical breast exam at annual physical
  • Women age 40 and older: yearly mammogram and clinical breast exam
  • Women at high risk for breast cancer: yearly MRI and mammogram

Advanced screening and diagnostic mammography technology

All four of the Baylor Scott & White Breast Imaging Centers are equipped with advanced technology for accurate diagnosis and offer fully digital mammography units. This allows the radiologist to manipulate the images and focus more clearly on any areas of concern. Digital mammography also reduces the need for retaking underdeveloped images, decreases unnecessary patient return visits and typically allows the patient to move through the screening process more quickly.

In addition, we offer computer-aided detection (CAD). This system provides a second review of screening mammograms for areas that may be of concern.

Breast Imaging Center procedures are reviewed and interpreted by board-certified radiologists on the medical staff who specialize in breast imaging.

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Comprehensive breast cancer screen​​ing and treatment services

All four locations draw upon the strength and reputation of Baylor University Medical Center and utilize our capabilities to guide you through the entire breast imaging process, from screening to diagnosis to treatment. 

The breast imaging centers collaborate with the Baylor Sammons Breast Center to provide education on breast health including:

  • Benign breast conditions
  • Screening and diagnostic services 
  • Breast cancer treatment options
  • Breast cancer prevention
  • Breast cancer hereditary risk
  • Clinical trials
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Referrals to a wide range of specialty treatments

What to expect after your screening mammogram

A board-certified radiologist on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center who specializes in breast imaging will interpret your screening mammogram. You and your physician will receive a written report of the findings and recommendations within 14 business days. It is important for you to watch for your report in the mail.

If you have not received your written report within 14 business days please call 214.820.1082.

The possible findings and recommendations are as follows:

The examination shows no evidence of cancer. A routine screening mammogram is recommended corresponding to the American Cancer Society and the Baylor Scott & White Darlene G. Cass Women's Imaging Center guidelines. This recommendation is based on age and risk factors.

The examination shows one or more possible abnormalities that need further evaluation. The further evaluation could be additional mammographic and/or sonographic (ultrasound) examination. This does not necessarily mean that cancer is present, it means that clarification of a possible abnormality is needed. In fact, most patients who are asked to return for additional evaluation turn out to have nothing suspicious but the extra views are necessary to prove this. If further diagnostic evaluation is necessary, you will receive a call from trained staff to inform you within 5 to 7 business days following your screening mammogram.

Note: In accordance with the Texas Department of State Health Services, a written order for further evaluation is required for all diagnostic procedures. This includes diagnostic mammography, ultrasound, breast biopsy, MRI and bone density. The written order must be obtained prior to your appointment. Please have your physician fax the written order to 214.820.9201 a minimum of 48 hours prior to your appointment. If the written order has not been received prior to your scheduled appointment time, we must reschedule your appointment, pending receipt of the written order.

In most circumstances, the possible abnormality can be clarified by comparison with the previous exam. If you did not bring your previous mammogram films to your screening appointment today, we ask that you obtain them with a copy of your report and deliver it back to us for comparison within 12 days of your appointment date.

If this comparison does not confirm that the possible abnormality is completely benign, then you and your physician will receive a written recommendation for additional examination (mammographic/sonographic) to further evaluate the possible abnormality. If you cannot obtain your previous mammogram films within 12 days, your current mammogram will be read by the radiologist on our medical staff and you will receive a phone call and result letter. Your physician will receive a written recommendation for additional examination (mammographic /sonographic) to further evaluate the possible abnormality.

If you choose to schedule your diagnostic follow-up at another facility, please fax a signed request, as required by law, which includes your full name, your date of birth, a day-time telephone number and the exact address specifying where you would like your images and report sent. Please allow 7 to 10 business days from the day you fax the request for your films to arrive via US Mail. Or, if you wish to pick up your films, please specify "HOLD FOR PICK-UP" and allow 48 hours after you fax your request. Please fax your request to 214.820.9210. If you have questions or need assistance, please call 214.820.9205.
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