Diagnostic Mammography can sometimes be required following a screening mammography. The goal of diagnostic mammography is to pinpoint the exact size and location of breast abnormality and to image the surrounding tissue and lymph nodes. Sometimes additional views, ultrasound, or fine wire maybe required if the radiologist would like to focus in on a specific area, or if results are obscured, ie. high density breast tissue. The radiologist may recommend that a patient return for a follow-up mammogram, typically in six months.
You will be asked to undress from the waist up so it is advisable to wear comfortable cloths. Do not wear underarm deodorant, powders, ointments, or creams on your breasts on the day of the exam. These can show up on the mammogram images.
If possible, obtain prior mammograms and make them available to the technologist at the time of the current exam. Your prior mammograms can be invaluable tools to assist our radiologist in interpreting your examination.
Always inform your doctor and the x-ray technologist if there is any possibility that you are pregnant. Describe any breast symptoms or problems to the technologist performing the exam.
There will be female Technicians as well as Radiologist to perform the mammography.
There is no Appointment System in Mammography. We are open 9 AM to 7 PM (Mon-to-Sat).