Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
i am...
a patient or visitor a physician or healthcare professional an employer
PrintEmail
Decrease (-) Restore Default Increase (+) font size

medical services home
women's services
doctor quick search
search by doctor name 
Doctor Name Contains (Smart Search)
OR
search by specialty

search by city/zip code
Find a doctor near your location by entering a city name OR ZIP code.
Near:


Within miles:
0 1 5 10 15 30 30+

search by insurance
Insurance Name Contains (Smart Search)
 (what's this)
 

diagnostics and ultrasound

Diagnostic mammograms are ordered when a screening mammogram reveals a lump or suspicious mass and follow-up is required, or for women with a history of breast cancer. They take longer than screening mammograms because they require x-ray views from several angles to give physicians a clear picture of any suspected lumps or breast changes.

  • The exam is performed on a digital mammography unit.
  • Only the breast that is of concern will be imaged.

Often a diagnostic ultrasound is performed following the mammogram to more clearly define the abnormality. This painless imaging technique uses high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of suspicious masses.

The results of your exam will be given to you immediately, with follow up instructions as well.

The exams will require a written order from your physician.

REMEMBER: Do not use deodorant, perfume or powders the day of your mammogram.


quick links patient information health care professional information employer information connect with Advocate

About Advocate | Contact Us | Jobs | SiteMap | Terms of Use | Notice of privacy practices ®Advocate Health Care, Downers Grove, Illinois, USA | 1.800.3.ADVOCATE | TDD 312.528.5030