MD Anderson Diagnostic Imaging Center in West Houston is now open, bringing cancer care services closer to home for residents of West Houston and the surrounding area. The center is available to patients who have a confirmed cancer diagnosis or whose primary care physician suspects cancer. Women who would like to have their screening mammograms performed and read at the new location may call directly to make an appointment.
The facility offers a full array of cancer imaging and lab services, including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Positron Emission Tomography (PET), digital X-ray and general and Doppler ultrasound for diagnostics and biopsies.
A separate women’s imaging center offers ultrasound, 3-D digital breast tomosynthesis, ultrasound-guided biopsies and other technologies that will allow MD Anderson radiologists and staff to return a same-day diagnosis. Digital mammography for screening and diagnostics also is available.
In addition to breast imaging services, the center provides pelvic ultrasound and MRI, as well as sonohysterography, an advanced uterine imaging technique using ultrasound and fluid.
MD Anderson radiologists will be at the West Houston center to review and interpret all images, and also consult with physicians who referred their patients for tests. The radiologists are MD Anderson faculty subspecialized and fellowship-trained in oncologic radiology. Because of new digital technologies, they can securely share images with colleagues at the Texas Medical Center campus for additional opinions on especially rare or unusual cancers or tumors.
Center Medical Director Monica Huang, M.D., and a team of MD Anderson radiologists, imaging nurses, technologists and administrative employees staff the new 35,000-square-foot center.