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Women looking for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment options can turn to Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, which provides three imaging center locations so you have convenient access to breast imaging services: Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano Women’s Imaging Center on the Baylor Plano campus, Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Center at Craig Ranch in McKinney and Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano Elizabeth Jekot, M.D., Breast Imaging Center in Richardson. Here are some of the services our three centers provide:
Stereotactic breast biopsy. Women with suspicious findings on a mammogram or an ultrasound often need biopsies. With stereotactic biopsy, doctors use mammogram X-rays to locate the suspect spot and biopsy it with just a quarter-inch incision. “A woman usually can come in, have the exam done and typically leave within an hour or two,” says Trudy Fox, women’s imaging manager at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, where the technique has been in place for several years. Women with benign lesions are spared the more invasive surgery of traditional biopsy. A marker is usually placed at the biopsy site at the time of biopsy so that if cancer is found and more treatment is needed, doctors know the exact location where the biopsied tissue was removed, making future operations more precise.
Digital mammography. All three imaging centers provide digital mammography, which the American College of Radiology recommends for women with dense breast tissue. Digital mammograms also make it easier for consulting doctors to view the images, either on a computer within the Baylor system or on CD elsewhere, explains Alicia Starr, M.D., medical director of breast radiology at Baylor Plano Women’s Imaging Center.
Breast MRI. For women who have a strong family history of breast cancer, or women who have had inconclusive mammograms and ultrasounds, breast MRI can give doctors a third noninvasive method for evaluating the breast.
“Breast MRI can help delineate the extent of surgery needed, find other lesions that may not be visible on mammogram or ultrasound, and look for cancer in one breast if it’s been diagnosed in the other breast,” Dr. Starr says.
To schedule your annual screening mammogram at one of Baylor Plano’s imaging centers call 1.800.4BAYLOR. For more information on women’s imaging services at Baylor Plano visit BaylorHealth.com/PlanoImaging.
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