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2616 South Loop West #170-A
Houston Texas 77054-6767
Monday: 8am – 5pm
Tuesday: 8am – 5pm
Wednesday: 8am – 5pm
Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: 8am – 5pm
**Hours vary by modality. Please contact the facility for more information.
Touchstone Imaging South Loop, formerly South Loop MRI Center, is proud to offer high-quality women’s imaging services including 3D mammography, ultrasound, bone density scans, and breast biopsy, in addition to regular diagnostic imaging services to Houston. We are proud to be ACR accredited and US Radiology Specialist® partners, all to offer you Top Rated Local® imaging services that result in accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. To discover the Touchstone difference, schedule your appointment with us today.
“I had a mammogram and a bone density screening at South Loop MRI on April 15. The facility was very nice, and my technologist, Rita, was very helpful and pleasant to work with. I will definitely use this facility again!” ~ Lana A.
3D mammography, or tomosynthesis, is an advanced x-ray technology that takes multiple images of breast tissue to create a 3-dimensional picture of the breast. It differs from traditional mammography in that traditional mammography yields only a single image. A 3D image of the breast allows for better assessment of masses and reduces the likelihood of a false positive or an unnecessary biopsy.
A breast biopsy is the removal of a small sample of breast tissue to test for cancer. A breast biopsy provides tissue that can be used to identify and diagnose abnormalities in the cells that create breast lumps, unusual breast changes, or suspicious or concerning areas identified on a mammogram or breast ultrasound. The results from a breast biopsy can help guide treatment.
Bone density scanning, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) or bone densitometry, is an enhanced form of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss, also known as osteoporosis. Because calcium in bones more readily accepts radio absorption, a bone scan easily identifies weakened areas and can measure the amount of calcium and other minerals in your bones and can detect stress fractures.
Ultrasound is a safe and painless procedure that is used to produce images of the inside of the body using sound waves. Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves the use of a small transducer (probe) and ultrasound gel placed directly on the skin. Ultrasounds are useful to scan internal organs, fetuses, and breast tissue.
A CT scan, also known as a CAT scan or Computed Tomography, is a special kind of X-ray that takes pictures of a cross-section of a part of your body. CT scan images provide more detailed information than traditional X-rays are able to. CT scans are used to quickly examine people who may have internal injuries and may be used to observe internal organs and tissues of the body to diagnose disease or injury.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI, is a noninvasive, painless way to look inside the body to see your organs and other body tissues. The purpose of an MRI is to find changes in your body that can lead to diagnosis and treatment of disease.
The higher the field strength the more powerful and faster the scanner.
An x-ray (radiograph) is a quick, painless medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Radiography involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation called electromagnetic waves. The various body tissues absorb the radiation differently, creating different shades in an image to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Calcium in the bones absorbs radiation the most, so bones appear bright white while soft tissues absorb less and look gray. Air absorbs the least, so lungs and empty spaces appear black. X-rays are great for looking for broken bones or scarring in the lungs.