Breast Care Center at Clear Lake Hospital
Your Health Matters. Our Experts Can See You Safely.
During the COVID-19 crisis, our mammogram services are available. The safety of our patients and staff is our first priority, and we are taking every precaution to keep everyone safe. We are:
- Offering in-car check-in and waiting process at most locations
- Screening all patients with a temperature check and exposure questionnaire
- Adhering to a strict essential visitor policy
- Wearing masks and personal protective equipment while providing patient care
- Implementing additional sanitation processes to disinfect all equipment and surfaces
- Redesigning waiting rooms and check-in lines to ensure social distancing.
Our Approach to Treatment
The Houston Methodist Breast Care Center at Clear Lake provides the full continuum of care — from screening through treatment and beyond — all in one place.
Our patients enjoy the following benefits:
- A calm, spa-like setting
- Free parking conveniently located at Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital
- The ability to undergo a mammogram and, if necessary, an ultrasound or MRI on the same day (pending insurance approval)
- A dedicated team that communicates effectively and coordinates care efficiently, which allows our patients to begin treatment immediately
- Full-time breast radiologists dedicated exclusively to breast care
- A full-time, dedicated Nurse Navigator to help guide patients and their families through the entire treatment process
- Full-service, coordinated care with the physicians and staff at the Houston Methodist Cancer Center at Clear Lake
Breast Care Center Services:
A mammogram is a breast X-ray that can show small, early stage cancers. We offer the following screenings:
- 3D screening mammogram
- 3D diagnostic mammogram
A physician order for your screening mammogram is not required. Saturday appointments are available.
A breast biopsy is performed based on the abnormal findings from a mammogram, ultrasound or MRI. The type of biopsy performed in most cases is a core needle biopsy. The procedure involves removing small pieces of the tissue with a needle. Similar needles are used for all image guided biopsies.
Types of core needle biopsies:
- 3D Stereotactic Biopsy - used when suspicious areas are visible in a mammogram. This type of biopsy is guided by 3D tomosynthesis imaging
- Stereotactic Biopsy - used when suspicious areas are visible in a mammogram. This type of biopsy is guided by 2D digital X-ray
- Ultrasound Biopsy - used when suspicious areas are visible with ultrasound. This type of biopsy is guided by ultrasound
- MRI Biopsy - when a cancerous area appears on a breast MRI that cannot be seen by a mammogram or ultrasound, an MRI guided biopsy may be needed to obtain a sample of the tissue for further examination
Bone Density Scan (DEXA)
Breast Care Navigation
Cynthia Broussard, RN