Breast Health

Preventing, diagnosing and treating breast pain, lumps, cancer and more with state-of-the-art imaging, medical and surgical services.

Mammography and Imaging

If you are a woman age 40 and older, UTMB Health recommends that you perform regular self-exams of your breasts and also have annual screening mammograms, regardless of family history. Screening mammograms remain among the most effective methods for detecting breast cancer.

Breast Health at UTMB Health

Why Choose UTMB Health for Breast Imaging

UTMB Health provides the most comprehensive mammograms using advanced technology for the early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer including:

  • 3D mammography
  • Digital mammography
  • MRI
  • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • MRI-guided biopsy
  • Ultrasound biopsy
  • Stereotactic biopsy

As a UTMB Health patient:

  • You are cared for by imaging professionals specially trained and fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound
  • You have access to the most advanced state-of-the-art technology used for mammograms, breast ultrasonography, breast MRI and image-guided core needle biopsies
  • We will determine which imaging method will provide you with the most accurate results and greatest comfort, depending on your personal needs

5 Mammogram Preparation Tips:

  1. Arrive 15 minutes early
  2. DO NOT wear any deodorant, powder or lotion under your arms or around your breasts
  3. Wear a two-piece outfit (not a dress)
  4. Bring a list of dates and locations of previous breast screenings or mammograms
  5. Bring films and reports from previous imaging not performed at UTMB Health

Call Today to Schedule Your Mammogram
(409) 772-7150

Quality of Care

UTMB Health is recognized for the quality of its breast health programs. These distinguished designations mean you can trust that you will receive the best care for the best possible outcome.


UTMB Health earns national reaccreditation for the highest level of breast care

The three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons, is given only to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

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UTMB Health Breast Imaging designated a "Center of Excellence"

The hard work and dedication of the breast imaging team has resulted in national recognition. The program has been designated a “Center of Excellence” by the American College of Radiology. UTMB was one of the initial two programs in the Houston area to receive this prestigious honor, and one of the first in Texas to receive the designation.

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UTMB recognized as a 5-star academic health center for patient care

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has earned a prestigious national award for superior quality and care provided to patients. Earning five stars, the university is among a small number of academic medical centers nationwide to receive the 2017 Vizient Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award. The award recognizes UTMB for demonstrating superior quality and safety performance as measured by the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study.

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