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FAQ

Where are you located?

We are located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, on Federal Highway (U.S. 1) just south of Commercial Blvd. Please see our map and directions page.

How do I request for a copy of my images?

If imaging services were performed at the Harry T. Mangurian, Jr., Diagnostic Imaging Center on the main Holy Cross Hospital campus, you may request for a CD of your images - which includes a report - by calling the Radiology File Room at 954-776-3166. If you would like a printed copy of your report, please call 954-776-3125. Please note that your report(s) will be available electronically through your MyHealth Portal, 96 hours after your imaging test. Visit MyHealth Portal for instructions on how to register for access to your medical records.

If imaging services were performed at one of our off-campus imaging center locations, please contact that facility directly to request for a copy of your images:
Holy Cross HealthPlex Imaging Services - 954-351-4765
Holy Cross Urgent Care and Imaging Center Fort Lauderdale - 954-764-6646
Holy Cross Urgent Care and Imaging Center Boca Raton - 561-347-7933

How do I request for a copy of my images done at the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women's Center / Holy Cross HealthPlex?

Call 954-351-7800 and press option #2. One of our Associates will let you know what information is needed to request for your images.
   
You may request to pick up your records/images or have your records mailed to you. If you would like to pick-up your records/images, please allow at least 24-hour notice for processing. Patients will be notified when the records/images are ready for pick-up.

Please note that your report will be available electronically on the MyHealth Portal 96 hours after your imaging test. Visit MyHealth Portal for instructions on how to register to access your medical records.

Where is the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women's Center located?


We are located at the Holy Cross HealthPlex:
1000 NE 56th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

What routine exams are suggested for women over the age of 18?


Once a woman turns 18, she should begin a yearly exam with a gynecologist, which will include an annual pap smear and breast exam. For women over 40, it is highly recommended that the patient also receive an annual mammogram. These services are all available at the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women's Center.

Why the switch to digital mammography?


Digital mammography was developed for many important reasons. The system transfers images to a computer so they can be electronically enhanced. Your doctor can zoom in, magnify and optimize different parts of the breast tissue using just four standard pictures. Also, special software allows your doctor to view the entire breast on one image.

How do digital mammograms differ from conventional film?


The steps involved from your perspective will be very similar. How the images are captured and what healthcare providers can do with them sets digital apart. Digital mammograms let your doctor focus in on the areas of concern, which enhance readability and interpretation of the image. And digital allows the image to be stored and transferred throughout the care network.

When should I have a mammogram?


If you're a woman 40 and over, you should have a mammogram every year to check for abnormalities or lumps that may indicate early stages of breast cancer. Mammograms can see cancerous lesions earlier than you can feel them with a self-exam.

How long will my digital mammogram take?


It will take about 10 to 15 minutes for your healthcare provider to acquire the images. The compression and positioning are the same as traditional mammography but with less waiting time and far fewer call backs-a 20 to 30 percent reduction in call backs. Your doctor will know right away if the image positioning is correct.
I've heard that digital mammography is better for patients who have dense breasts.

What is the difference between dense and fatty breasts?


Your breast contains varying amounts of glandular (dense) tissue and fatty tissue. The more glandular tissue, the denser the breast. Digital mammography is better for imaging dense breast tissue than a traditional film method.