Mammography

What is a Mammography?  

Mammography is a screening and diagnostic procedure used to detect cancer and/or other breast disease. A mammogram provides an outline picture of the breast compiled from x-rays taken from above and from the side of the breast.

 

How do I prepare for a mammogram?

There is no need to change your normal routine prior to your mammogram. However, do not use deodorant, talcum powder or any other cream or ointment on your breasts or underarms before the exam to ensure that the mammogram is not obscured.

Wear a two-piece outfit since you will need to undress above the waist for the exam.

IMPORTANT! Please bring any previous mammograms with you. The radiologist will need to compare your current study to your previous mammograms.