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Mammography (Breast Imaging)

Our Centralized Scheduling staff will contact you to schedule your appointment

A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast using low-dose radiation. The key role of mammography is identifying breast cancer early in its development when it is very small. We provide every patient with a soft, foam pad that creates a cushion between you and the mammography machine, creating a warm and comfortable experience for the patient.

Schedule your mammogram when your breasts are not tender or swollen to help reduce discomfort and get good pictures. Try to avoid the week just before your period.

On the day of the exam, don't wear deodorant or antiperspirant. Some of these contain substances that can show up on the x-ray as white spots. If you're not going home afterward, you might want to take your deodorant with you to put on after your exam.

You might find it easier to wear a skirt or pants, so that you'll only need to remove your top and bra for the mammogram.

Discuss any recent changes or problems in your breasts with your health care provider before getting the mammogram.

Don't be afraid of mammograms! Remember that only 2 to 4 screening mammograms in 1,000 lead to a diagnosis of breast cancer.