It is important to take a few extra steps to prepare for your mammogram.

  • It is essential to bring any previous mammograms, breast ultrasounds and breast MRIs with coordinating reports with you on your appointment day. The imaging may be in film (X-Ray) or a CD form, we usually prefer a CD and it must be in DICOM format.  If you have had biopsy at another facility, we would also like a copy of your pathology report.  The previous studies are used for comparison. There may be subtle changes over time that may be significant and would otherwise go undetected without these films. In addition, comparison to prior studies might prevent unnecessary additional views, ultrasound and or biopsies.
  • The ideal time to have a mammogram is three to seven days after your menstrual period when your breasts are less lumpy and tender.
  • You should not wear any deodorant, powder or lotions on your underarms or breasts on your appointment day. These products may be mistaken for abnormalities or obscure important findings on your mammogram.
  • You must have a prescription from your doctor indicating what test he would like you to have. It is very important for your doctor to mark on the prescription any breast problems that he noticed. This will be helpful on your appointment day.
  • Your mammogram will be performed by a female registered radiologic technologist certified in mammography.
  • If possible, wear a two-piece outfit so that you can easily remove your top or blouse.
  • Please bring your completed history sheet with you, if you received this in the mail, otherwise you will be asked to complete this on the day of your visit.


       To schedule an appointment, please call our scheduling coordinators at 551-996-4788.

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