Our board-certified radiologist and diagnostic tools are here to give you piece of mind. Mammography uses X-rays to image the breast. It is recommended as the first line of screening. It has been studied for decades and has shown a 30% reduction in mortality. Mammography uses compression and involves radiation to penetrate through breast tissue. The entire screening takes about 15 minutes to complete.
During the Mammogram
Your breast rests on a plastic plate. This plate can be adjusted to suit your height.
A second plate presses down on the breast. This spreads out breast tissue so small abnormalities can be seen.
Four x-rays are taken: one from the top and one from the side of each breast.
Preparing for Your Visit
Wear two piece clothing to your appointment.
Do not wear deodorant, lotions or talcum powder on the day of your exam.
Know where your prior images were performed so that we can obtain a copy.
To schedule your mammography, please call 405.702.4930.