WHAT IS A MAMMOGRAM?
Mammography is an x-ray procedure using very low and safe levels of radiation. The mammogram consists of two views of each breast. These x-rays can identify a small abnormality in breast tissue, before a lump would ever be discovered by touch. Mammography is the most effective way to detect early breast disease. In order to receive an accurate picture, each breast will be compressed. You may experienced some discomfort during the exam; however, it lasts only for a couple of minutes. Most women have no problem with this exam. Our offices are accredited by the American College of Radiology and certified by FDA. All of our technologist performing the mammograms are licensed female registered X-Ray technologists.
SCHEDULING A MAMMOGRAMSince this a diagnostic procedure, a physicians order is required for a mammogram. If possible, schedule your mammogram for one week after your period. Your breast are less tender, and this will minimize any discomfort during compression. For your convenience, please wear a two-piece outfit as you will be asked to undress from the waist up. On the day of your exam, do not use any perfume, deodorant, powder, ointment or cream on your breast or underarms. Use of these can alter the test and require you to reschedule. Jewelry may interfere with the exam as well, so you may be asked to remove it.