Frequently Asked Questions
A mammogram is a low-dose study of the breast. Its major purpose is to identify breast cancer in the earliest stages of development – when it is very small and often before it can be physically detected. The procedure requires only ten minutes.
According to the American Cancer Society, yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health.
Computed Aided Detection (CAD) is used, providing a second review of screening mammograms for areas that may be of concern.
To ensure a woman would be considered a good candidate for a screening mammogram, dedicated schedulers will review the following criteria with patient prior to confirming appointment.
- Asymptomatic - no current symptoms of breast disease (palpable lump, nipple discharge, focal pain, questionable implant rupture or leak)
- Women ages 40 and over
- Women ages 35 to 39 may receive a baseline screening (first mammogram)
- Breast implants acceptable
- No personal history of breast cancer in the past 5 years
- Not pregnant or actively nursing
- At least 12 months since the last mammogram
- Insurance cards and driver's license must be presented at the time of service
- Previous mammogram (films or CD) and report or mail to:
Darlene G. Cass Women’s Imaging Center
Attn: Mobile Film Room
3900 Junius St., Suite 200
Dallas, Texas 75246
Our radiologist will use these for comparison purposes. Your results may be delayed without previous mammogram records.
Please call Baylor Mobile Women’s Imaging Center at 214.820.3040. You will need the following information when calling to schedule your appointment.
- Patient’s name and address
- Phone numbers for work and home
- Patient’s date of birth (month, day, year)
- Patient’s social security number
- Name and address of your physician
- Insurance policy and group numbers
- Before you leave the unit, you will receive your technologist's name and contact information. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
- Your mammogram will be read the next business day by a board-certified radiologist on the medical staff who specializes in breast imaging.
- Your physician will receive a results report within 72 hours by fax.
- You will receive a results letter by U.S. mail in 7-10 days. You may also access your results online through the FollowMyHealth patient portal.
- You may receive a follow-up survey. We strive to provide you with quality care, and we appreciate your feedback.
- If your mammogram requires additional imaging after your screening, you will receive a call from our center with further instructions.
If you have not received your written report within 7-10 business days, please call 214.820.9293.
- Yes - if we don’t meet our 20 patient minimum three days before the date of service
- Yes - if the mammogram equipment needs service
- Yes - if the mobile unit needs service
- Yes - in inclement weather conditions
You will be contacted by someone from the Mobile Women’s Imaging Center by phone and rescheduled. When scheduling your appointment, be sure to give the scheduling department your current home, work and cell phone numbers in case of an emergency. Our goal when we cancel is to relocate you to a convenient location or to reschedule the mobile unit to come back out to your facility. If this information is not known when you receive a cancellation notice, you will be contacted again with a make-up date/location.
- Your facility will be notified.
- Each patient will be notified by phone.
- Reschedule days will be coordinated by the facility contact.