Our Mammography Services provide you with:
- Skilled female technicians who care about your comfort and concerns
- Board-certified radiologists to accurately read test results
- Advanced technology that ensures minimal radiation exposure
- Equipment that is fully FDA-certified and accredited by the American College of Radiology
What Happens During a Mammogram?
The mammography screening exam is quick, safe and simple. Two low-dose X-rays are taken of each breast in a special unit that gently flattens the breast tissue. Some pressure is applied to produce a good image.
Although some women report discomfort, it lasts only a few seconds. If your breasts are tender around the time of menstruation, you want to schedule your exam seven to days after your period.
How to Prepare for your Mammogram
- Schedule your appointment after your period when your breasts are least sensitive.
- Do not apply deodorant/powders/lotions to the breast and underarm area as they may show up on the films.
- If your breasts are very sensitive, you may wish to take Tylenol/ibuprofen about one hour prior to your scheduled appointment time.
- Avoid caffeine (coffee, tea, soda and chocolate) for several days prior to your appointment, which may also reduce the discomfort of the exam.
- Wear a two-piece outfit the day of your appointment, for your own convenience and comfort.
- If you have had a mammogram at a different facility in the past, be sure to acquire those films for comparison, which will aid in the most accurate reading possible.
Take Charge of your Breast Health
To schedule an appointment, please call our Central Scheduling department at 708.213.1000.