Mammograms are an integral part in the early detection of breast cancer by revealing abnormalities in the breast that may be too small or subtle to be dected by a monthly self-breast exam.
Prepare For Your Visit
Tip: You might find it more comfortable to wear pants or a skirt to your appointment, so that you will only need to remove your top and bra during your mammogram.
20 minutes (screening mammogram)
40 minutes (diagnostic mammogram)
Appointment Required: Yes
Mammography is useful in detecting growths or microcalcifications that may be too small or missed by your physician. A mammography is also an essential tool in early breast cancer detection.
Why Choose Us?
- American College of Radiology (ACR) Accredited Mammography Facility
- Spa-like atmosphere with soft lighting and soothing music
- Comfortable, private, and professional exam environment
- FAST Paddle system – conforms to natural contours of the breast, providing greater comfort to the patient and more even compression across the entire breast
- Convenient prompt appointments as early as same-day
- Fastest reporting to your referring physician
- Accredited and sub-specialized Radiologists on site
- Highly-trained technologists
- Diagnostic Breast Ultrasounds also available on site if necessary
What to Expect
- Upon arrival, you will be asked to fill out the required paperwork.
- One of our Technologists will show you to our dressing room and give you time to change into a gown, if needed.
- Lockers are provided in the dressing room to secure your personal items.
- Once in our private, soft-lit mammogram room, the technologist will help position you properly for screening.
- Our Mammography system’s FAST Paddle technology will help with the discomfort associated with flattening of the breast during your exam. Your breast will be compressed for a few seconds for each view.
- Normally, each breast will require two pictures to be taken unless you have implants or dense breasts, then additional views may be required.
- After your exam is complete, our Radiologist will review the images and communicate the results to your referring Physician.
- A follow-up mammogram or a breast ultrasound may be necessary if the results are inconclusive.
What are Mammograms used for?
Mammograms use low energy X-Rays to view breast tissue, in order to help with the detection of breast abnormalities such as cancer.
There are two types of mammograms, screening and diagnostic.
A screening mammogram is routine and its purpose is to detect an abnormality that is not known to be there prior to the exam.
A diagnostic mammogram takes a little longer and is ordered when there is an abnormality found in a prior screening mammogram or if there has been any symptoms such as, breast pain or a lump felt.