Mammography is an x-ray exam of breast tissue. The image produced is called a mammogram. A mammogram can help detect problems with your breasts, such as cysts or cancer.
Schedule the test for one week after your period, when your breasts are less tender.
Make sure your clinic gets your last mammogram if it was done somewhere else. This lets the doctor compare the two.
On the morning of your test, wash your breasts and underarms, but don't use deodorant, powder, or perfume.
Wear a top that you can remove easily.
You will need to undress from the waist up.
The technologist will position your breast to get the best test results.
Each of your breasts will be compressed. This helps get the most complete x-ray image.
More x-rays are sometimes needed. You'll be called to schedule them.
You should be notified of your test results in writing. Ask about this on the day of your appointment.
Have mammograms as often as your healthcare provider recommends. Also be sure to do regular breast self-exams.
Publication Source: Breastcancer.org
Publication Source: Radiological Society of North America
Publication Source: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Online Source: Breastcancer.org
Online Source: Radiological Society of North America
Online Source: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Date Last Reviewed: 2004-10-21T00:00:00-06:00
Date Last Modified: 2004-10-01T00:00:00-06:00
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