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Genetics & High Risk Cancer Screening Clinic 2015 Research Residents


Breast Imaging and Intervention — Radiology Services


Location of patient clinical services: 6th Floor, Zeller Building, Cancer Center
Phone: 210-644-8850


photo Screening: Pam Otto, MD, performs screening and diagnostic mammograms, as well as breast ultrasound, MRI, and interventional radiology services. Her group gives same-day service as much as possible, and also, through the Department of Radiology, is able to perform almost all imaging follow-up required for our breast cancer patients.


Because of the University Health System (UHS) / UT Medicine partnership, all images are read by Cancer Center radiologists who specialize in mammography. Women with abnormal findings will be seen quickly at the UT Health Cancer Center Breast Center of Excellence.


We also offer assessments and discuss management options for women at increased risk for breast cancer. These options include breast cancer screening (which may include MRI screening), chemoprevention (drugs to reduce breast cancer risk), and prophylactic surgery (surgery to prevent breast cancer). Some women with a genetic predisposition for breast cancer may wish to consider prophylactic surgeries, and our team is available to discuss this option in greater detail.


Mammography services using advanced technology providing sharper images are available at the Cancer Center and University Hospital, and offer a full range of services:

  • Breast health educational material
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Magnetic resonance (MRI) of the breast
  • Screening and diagnostic digital mammography


The UHS state-of-the-art mobile mammography resulted in almost 2,000 women receiving screening mammograms the first year or operation. Of those women, 370 had suspicious findings and, ultimately, four women were diagnosed with precancerous atypical hyperplasia, and nine were diagnosed with breast cancer. The mobile unit is equipped with advanced digital mammography to assure the images are of the highest possible quality.



Led by Dr. Pamela Otto, the Department of Radiology is committed to providing accessible mammograms for women in our area. "Early detection is the key to better outcomes for breast cancer patients," says Dr. Otto. She encourages local businesses and organizations with a large number of women employees over 40 to contact UHS to learn more about bringing mobile mammography to their workplaces at no cost to the employer.


In addition to screening and diagnostic mammography, additional breast imaging services are available, including ultrasound, breast biopsies and breast MRI.


Additional information resources:
Phone: 210-358-3720


UHS Carelink, for eligibility of indigent services
Phone: 210-358-3350


Express Med for women who need a breast exam by an MD
Phone: 210-358-5510


Routine mammograms
Phone: 210-358-3720


Mammograms for women who have a referral to UHS from their MD


Abnormal breast findings requiring a diagnostic procedure
Rosemary Grabow 210-358-3802


Location of patient clinical radiology services: 5th Floor, Zeller Building, Cancer Center
Phone: 210-450-5050



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