WHAT IS A MAMMOGRAM?
A mammogram is a specialized X-ray examination of the breast.
SCHEDULING YOUR APPOINTMENT
Your physician must recommend the procedure and schedule your
appointment. It is recommended that you have a routine physical
examination, with your physician, prior to your mammography examination.
We must have an order from your physician.
1. Do Not use talcum powder or underarm
2. You will be asked to disrobe from the waist up and you will
be provided with
gown at this time.
WHO WILL PERFORM THE EXAMINATION?
A female technologist, specially trained in mammography.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A MAMMOGRAM?
The technologist will explain the examination and ask you questions. At
least 2 Views of each breast will be taken. The breast will be
compressed. Compression Is necessary. It should be firm and a little
uncomfortable, but should not be painful.
The entire examination may take approximately 30 minutes.
WHEN WILL YOU KNOW THE RESULTS?
A radiologist will evaluate the test and prepare a report to be sent to
your doctor. It may take several days to receive this report from your