For 19 years, Dr. Michele Miles has enjoyed living and working in Plano. As an attending radiologist at the Plano West office of Solis Mammography, Michele interprets mammograms and conducts breast ultrasounds and breast biopsies for cancer detection. Although most patients are well women coming for annual mammograms, Michele also completes diagnostic workups of patients who have had an unusual mammogram or symptom.
How often can Solis Mammography correctly detect cancer?
No screening modality is 100 percent, but most of Solis’ centers have had 3D capabilities for three years or more. We were very early in initiating the conversion from standard digital to 3D. In my clinical practice, I’m finding cancers frequently that are only visible on 3D images. It’s really improved our detection rates significantly. Provided the woman is coming in every year after age 40, we are able to detect changes at the earliest possible time.
What is the best part of your job?
Working with people. I have a great group of technologists and the patients themselves are great. It’s a stressful place – a lot of women are coming in after being called for a potential abnormality, and they don’t know what’s going on until I can discuss my findings. It’s amazing how brave they are. Most of the time, they are very relieved because they get good news. Of the ones that don’t, I’m always amazed at how brave they are and how positive.
What do you like most about living in Plano?
I moved to the Lakeside community in 1999 because Plano was fairly close to the office, it was new and growing, and there were a lot of opportunities for children. It felt like it was going to have a strong sense of community, good people and lots of things to do. My 15-year-old son and I are avid equestrians; we own some competition horses in the field of dressage and enjoy riding together. My 13-year-old daughter is in 8th grade and is a swimmer for Dallas Mustangs and the Parish Episcopal School. I like to swim with her at Tom Muehlenbeck Center. I also love hanging out with friends and going to sushi restaurants around here.Solis Mammography Breast Cancer Awareness Month >