MAMMOGRAPHY

Exam Preparation

Please do not use any deodorant, powder or perfume the day of the exam.
Limit caffeine intake two weeks prior to mammogram.
Schedule mammograms 7-10 days after start of menstrual cycle.
Please notify office 24 hours prior if appointment requires rescheduling.
Please wear a 2-piece garment.

Exam Duration

Mammography is considered a low-level diagnostic imaging (x-ray) exam.
Your breasts will be gently but firmly compressed as necessary in order to obtain a clear picture. Breast compression is not dangerous, but can be uncomfortable for some patients. The discomfort is usually brief.
You may notice temporary discoloration of the skin after your mammogram due to the compression. This should not be of concern.

Results

Once the exam is complete, a radiologist will review the study and dictate a report. This report will be sent to the doctor who ordered your study.
Results are available within 24 - 48 hours.
We recommend that you call and schedule a follow-up appointment with your healthcare provider to discuss the results.

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