Tex. Ins. Code Section 1356.001

In this chapter:


“Breast tomosynthesis” means a radiologic mammography procedure that involves the acquisition of projection images over a stationary breast to produce cross-sectional digital three-dimensional images of the breast from which applicable breast cancer screening diagnoses may be determined.


“Diagnostic imaging” means an imaging examination using mammography, ultrasound imaging, or magnetic resonance imaging that is designed to evaluate:


a subjective or objective abnormality detected by a physician or patient in a breast;


an abnormality seen by a physician on a screening mammogram;


an abnormality previously identified by a physician as probably benign in a breast for which follow-up imaging is recommended by a physician; or


an individual with a personal history of breast cancer or dense breast tissue.


“Low-dose mammography” means:


the x-ray examination of the breast using equipment dedicated specifically for mammography, including an x-ray tube, filter, compression device, and screens, with an average radiation exposure delivery of less than one rad mid-breast and with two views for each breast;


digital mammography; or


breast tomosynthesis.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1274, Sec. 3, eff. April 1, 2005.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 816 (H.B. 1036), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2017.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1356 (H.B. 170), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2019.
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 867 (S.B. 1065), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2021.

Source: Section 1356.001 — Definitions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/IN/htm/IN.­1356.­htm#1356.­001 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 1356.001’s source at texas​.gov