Early detection of cancer increases the number of treatment options available and the potential for a cure. Simply put, it saves lives. That’s why we are committed to bringing high-quality breast and diagnostic screening services to the women of northeast Houston through Solis Mammography, a department of Kingwood Medical Center.
A specialized provider of mammography and screening services, with a specific focus on 3D mammography technology, Solis Mammography provides exceptional clinical accuracy that comes from a dedicated focus on breast specialization. Our full range of services include:
- 3D breast screening
- Diagnostic mammography
- Computer-aided detection
- Breast ultrasound
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
- Ultrasound-guided biopsy
- Breast health navigation
- Bone density scanning
Appointments can be easily scheduled online or by calling (866) 257-6884.
A Better Mammography Experience
Dedicated exclusively to the earliest possible detection of breast cancer, Solis Mammography provides a level of professional attention and personal care not found anywhere else. We deliver an enhanced patient experience at our welcoming breast imaging center for comfort and convenience during the screening process.
- The ability to book appointments through real-time, 24/7 access to online scheduling (SolisMammo.com).
- In-center tablet registration and complimentary Wi-Fi
- Free surface parking
- Quick turnaround time – typically less than 30 to 40 minutes.
- Fast, exceptionally accurate results by email within 24-48 hours of the visit.
- Increased image specificity, and a reduction in unnecessary recalls.
Solis Mammography center, a department of Kingwood Medical Center, is located in the medical office building adjacent to the hospital at 22999 U.S. Hwy. 59 N., Ste. 240. Free surface parking is available. In addition to this location, a second Solis Mammography Center at the Solis Mammography in Kingwood is located at The Woman’s Place on Kingwood Drive.
Our Breast Screening Services
Breast cancer will affect one in eight women (on average) during her lifetime. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Appropriate screening is the best tool for the early detection and effective treatment of breast cancers.
We follow guidelines promoted by the American Cancer Society, the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging. All women should begin screening mammograms at age 40, but those with a family history of breast, colon, and ovarian or uterine cancer may need earlier or more frequent exams. Our breast care experts will work alongside your physician to determine the specific tests and frequency of screenings that are right for you.
Our comprehensive approach goes beyond simply performing mammograms-we focus on measuring risk. Most women are in a low-risk category for breast cancer and an annual mammogram is sufficient for screening. Other women have an elevated lifetime risk (because of a family history or personal medical history) and are best served by a combination of Breast MRI and annual mammography. We do not simply perform mammograms-we educate patients about how they can avoid or fight breast cancer for themselves and their families.
The Solis Mammography center, a department of Kingwood Medical Center, offers a full range of breast imaging and related tests for the diagnosis and treatment of cancers in women.
Considered the most advanced technology in screening and diagnostic mammography, 3D mammography allows doctors to examine breast tissue by layer. Rather than viewing breast tissue in a flat image, as with 2D mammography, this type of imaging reveals the fine details that previously could be hidden by the tissue above or below.
3D Mammography has been proven to detect abnormalities 15 months earlier than a standard mammogram. Research also shows that 3D mammograms can increase early cancer detection rates and decrease callbacks.
This test uses sound waves to produce an image of breast tissue. It is most commonly used following a mammogram to evaluate a specific area of concern. The American Cancer Society does NOT recommend its use alone as a screening tool (e.g., instead of a mammogram).
Stereotactic and Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsies
These advanced techniques allow the physicians to quickly and accurately get samples of breast tissue for evaluation after there has been a suspicious finding on a diagnostic mammogram. Stereotactic biopsy uses a combination of mammography and minimally invasive techniques to get samples of tiny calcifications or spots in the breast. Ultrasound guided biopsy enables surgeons to get a sample of breast tissue as small as your fingernail with high accuracy.
Both procedures are offered on an outpatient basis at the Solis Mammography Center, a department of Kingwood Medical Center.
Genetic counseling is available for women at high risk for breast cancer due to family history, previous worrisome biopsy findings, and genetic predisposition or lifestyle risk factors.
Breast Health Navigation
The breast health navigation team of breast health physicians, nurses, navigator, geneticists and technologists will discuss treatment options to develop a unique program to meet the patient’s individual needs.
Bone Density Screening
Bone density testing is available and helps determine the risk for osteoporosis. Screening involves an X-ray scan which can determine whether or not bones are starting to thin before a bone is broken. Physicians and patients can then determine their best plan of action to slow or reverse the process.
At Solis Mammography, we follow the recommendations of ISCD (International Society for Clinical Densitometry) that suggest healthy women begin regular bone density screening at age 65. Based on existing medical conditions, physicians may request bone density screening for younger patients.