Mammography & Breast Procedures
The Breast Center
Preparing For Your Procedure
Preparing for Your Mammogram
Try to schedule your mammogram just after your menstrual period, when your breasts are less tender.
For all breast diagnostic and intervention procedures, do not apply deodorant, talcum powder or lotion under the arm or near the breast prior to the exam. These products can show up on the x-ray image and make it difficult to interpret. Be sure to bring the name, address and phone number of your referring physician. If the center does not have your prior films and reports, please bring them with you.
Preparing for Your Breast Intervention Procedure
Any medication that you are taking, including aspirin should be discussed when you make your appointment. There are not diet restrictions prior to the procedure, but you may prefer a light meal so that you will be more comfortable. A two-piece outfit and bra should be worn. Jewelry is best left at home. Please arrive at the Breast Center 20 minutes before your appointment.
If you are having an intervention procedure jewelry is best left at home. Please discuss any additional preparation with your physician.
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To expedite your registration, please click on the appropriate form for your procedure. For your convenience, please complete the form and bring to your appointment.
Have questions? Contact Diane Sirna-Miller our
Health Care Concierge
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