Imaging for Women

Imaging for Women

The Department of Imaging for Women was designed to provide greater comfort and higher quality service, with the highest international standards of medical attention carried out with female personnel. With the use of ultrasound and mammography we are able to carry out early detection before the lesion is palpable.

The Department has programs for the opportune detection of cancer and it is the only imaging center specialized in women with cutting edge equipment in just one place. 


It is time to think about you and your family … early detection makes the difference. 

We have a fully equipped area for performing all studies, without the need of going to other departments and we offer you early detection programs.  









Technology and Equipment

The SIEMENS Mammomat Inspiration is a digital system for early detection of breast cancer. This technology acquires quality images with a lower dosage of radiation, offering a considerable improvement in their quality, when compared to previous methods.


Studies and Services

The Department of Imaging for Women is attended exclusively by female personnel. Some of our services include:

  • Digital Mammography
  •  Tomosynthesis (3D mammography)
  •  High resolution breast ultrasound
  • Volumetric breast ultrasound
  •  Breast intervention:
  • .-Ultrasound-guided cut biopsy.       
    .-Utrasound-guided vacuum aspiration biopsy       
    .-Stereotactic Biopsia of Microcalcifications       
    .-Pre-operative marks of suspicious lesions       
    .-Biopsia aspiración con aguja fina (BAAF)

  •  Complete abdominal ultrasound
  •  Pelvic or vaginal gynecological ultrasound
  •  Densitometry of hips or spinal column

The Tomosynthesis Mammography (3D mammography) expands the  two dimensional
mammography into an image similar to Computerized Tomography (CT) and   produces
3D views of the breasts. In addition, thanks to its Tungsten Anode, there is less possible
exposure to radiation, without limiting the quality of the image.

This is a new technology for digital mammography and its function is to acquire breast
images   at   different   angles    during a    short   period of time (7 seconds), which are
reconstructed into 1 mm high-resolution slices that are joined and they can be studied
in an individual manner or as a movie.

Three-dimensional   mammographies   can   eliminate   or  reduce the effect of layering
breast tissue and detect breast lesions in very early stages.

The Acuson S2000 ABVS is a new ultrasound machine that has an elastography and it is the only one in Monterrey. It is able to do an automatic scan of the entire volume of the breast, producing 3D images and helping to diagnose hidden cancer tumors.

This new ultrasound has an arm that automatically scans the entire breast and the images obtained are later processed in a workstation.

It is ideal for evaluating the shape of lesions, planning biopsies of suspicious lesions and it also has an elastography, used as a tool so that the radiologist is able to measure the elasticity of tissues and have greater certainty in the diagnoses.

The prone table for Stereotactic breast biopsies offers greater tranquility since patients are able to remain lying down while the biopsy is carried out in an ambulatory manner and in that manner non-palpable insitu carcinomas may be detected. The Department of Imaging for Women has portable Hologic SUROS equipment for vacuum biopsies in order to collect samples for an optimum pathological analysis.  


    Magnetic  Resonance   of  breasts has also

been recognized as a more precise imaging
form  for  detecting  breast   cancer,  offering
greater    clarity    and    visualization   in   the
images and it also helps to detect the phase
of cancer diagnosed in a closed biopsy.

  Bone   densitometries  are  carried
out with a HOLOGIC Densitometer, 
also   called    Dual-Energy    X-ray 
absorptiometry.  This is an improved
form  of   X-ray   technology  used  to
measure  bone  loss.   It is generally
done of the hips and lower area  of
the  spinal  column.   It  is  used  to
diagnose osteoporosis, a disease
that frequently affects women after
menopause.  Osteoporosis includes
a gradual loss of calcium, causing
the bones to lose density, they
become more fragile and are more
easily broken.  

The Department of Imaging for Women is located on the Sixth Floor. It is exclusively for women. Appointments are necessary and may be made from Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in order to do studies on outpatients with the comfort and privacy required.

Dra. Xóchitl Margarita Alemán Pacheco
Head of the Department of Imaging for Women at DH
Certified by the Board of Radiology and Imaging with an added qualification of Breast Imaging

     01 (81) 5515-5000 ext. 2507