Medical Center Hospital offers breast care services which are accredited by the American College of Radiology at two Odessa Locations, The Center for Women’s Imaging at 318 N. Alleghaney, Suite 101 provides a complete line of breast imaging services. The Center for
Health & Wellness located at Faudree Road andn Hwy 191 offers screening mammograms only Bone density exams are performed at both locations.
The Center for Women’s Imaging is further recognized by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center for Excellence as this center is accredited in mammography, breast ultrasound and stereotactic biopsy.
What to expect
Mammography utilizes low-energy x-rays to image breast tissue. During your mammogram your breast will be positioned by the technologist and compressed between 2 plates attached to the mammogram unit. Compression is needed to keep the breast from moving and to make a uniform layer of breast tissue. While compression can be uncomfortable, and at times painful for some women, it is required to obtain the clearest images possible and only lasts a few seconds. It is best to schedule your mammogram at the time during your menstrual cycle when your breasts are least tender.
Please do not wear deodorant, talcum powder or lotion under your arms or on your breasts on the day of your exam. Please wear a two piece outfit as you will be asked to remove all clothing from the waist up.
Your Care Team
The radiologist involved in your care is fellowship trained in mammography; the technologists have completed a rigorous course of education and are nationally certified and registered specifically in mammography. Our technologists work closely with radiologist to assure the most accurate result from your examination
A written physician’s order and an appointment are required for a breast imaging procedures and bone density exams. Should you have questions about your specific exam, our mammographers are glad to provide you with information. Please call 432-640-2908
Locations & Hours
Center for Health & Wellness Outpatient Imaging Department
8050 W. Hwy 191
Phone: (Scheduling): 432-640-4208
Phone: (Outpatient Imaging Department): 432-640-6484
Hours: 8:30 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday
Medical Center Hospital
500 W. 4th Street
Phone: (Scheduling): 432-640-4208
Phone: (Center for Women’s Imaging): 432-640-2908
Hours: 8 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday
If you’re turning 40, you can get a FREE 40th Birthday Mammogram at MCH!
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist recommends annual mammograms for women starting at age 40. If you’re within two months of your 40th birthday, you can get a FREE mammogram by calling (432) 640-2225 and making an appointment.
A physician’s order is required. This free offer is only good for 40th Birthday
Mammograms, and does not apply to additional tests or procedures that may be associated with your mammogram. Please bring a valid photo I.D. indicating your age and date of birth to your appointment.
Pink the Basin, a non-profit organization, raises funds to provide mammograms and prosthesis at no cost for those who have limited or no health care insurance. To see if you qualify, call the Family Health Clinic at (432) 640-4860.
We know that busy schedules can get in the way of things like getting your mammogram. That’s why we offer Saturday Morning Mammograms at the MCH Women’s Imaging Center located inside the MCH Cone Building at 318 North Alleghaney.