COVID-19 vaccines are not available to the public at ARA and ARA will not be serving as a distribution point for vaccines.
In order to assist in minimizing the spread of the COVID-19 in our community, we have made adjustments to our care processes. This includes screening patients and employees, enhanced cleaning services, and limiting visitors to the imaging centers.
Patients and staff will be surveyed upon entry for COVID-19 to ensure anyone entering is not at high risk for COVID-19 infection.
Mild to severe symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
This list is not all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported.
The imaging center lobby/waiting rooms are fully open. In order to allow seating for all patients and essential visitors/caregivers, we have made the following changes:
All ARA imaging centers are currently open.
ARA Women’s Imaging Center at 38th and Jefferson is permanently closed. Please visit our updated Women’s Imaging Center at Austin Center Boulevard.
We strongly encourage you to make your appointment now if you have put off your screening exam because of COVID-19. ARA has special protocols in place to keep you safe (see above) and you should take care of your health. Schedule your mammogram or ultrasound online now if you are a current ARA patient or call us at (512)453-6100 to talk to a representative.
A note from the Society of Breast Imaging about mammograms and the COVID-19 vaccine
Some women who receive the COVID-19 vaccine develop swollen lymph nodes under their arm on the same side as their vaccine injection. This is a normal reaction that subsides after a few weeks. However, since swollen lymph nodes are one sign of breast cancer, you may want to schedule your mammogram before your vaccine or wait at least 4 weeks after your second dose. If swollen lymph nodes are seen on your mammogram, your ARA breast imager may ask you to return for more imaging. Both your mammogram and your vaccine are very important for your health. If you are already overdue for your mammogram, please don’t postpone it because of your vaccine appointment. Get more information from the Society for Breast Imaging here.
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ARA continues to follow CDC guidelines in requiring employees and patients to wear masks at our imaging centers for the safety of all.