Mammography uses a low-dose digital X-ray to provide high-contrast, high-resolution images of breast tissue. As part of our commitment to providing high-quality imaging care, our caring staff will make your procedure as relaxed and stress-free as possible.
The following information will help you prepare for your mammogram:
You will be asked not to wear deodorant under your arms or powder/lotion on your chest, as these substances can affect the quality and clarity of the X-ray image. You should also obtain any prior mammograms and bring them with you to your appointment.
When you arrive at the testing area, you will be asked to remove all clothing from the waist up and put on a gown. Your procedure may be slightly different depending on whether you are having a two-dimensional (2-D) mammogram or a three-dimensional (3-D) mammogram.
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