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.

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Exam Length

20 minutes (screening mammogram)
40 minutes (diagnostic mammogram)
Appointment Required: Yes


Mammography Hours at Precision Imaging

Mon-Fri: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Other times available by appointment only

Call (209) 491-5200 to schedule

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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 are used as a screening tool to detect early stages of breast cancer for women who aren’t experiencing any symptoms. They can also be used to detect and diagnose breast disease in women experiencing symptoms such as a lump, skin dimpling, pain, or nipple discharge.

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.