A screening mammogram is a
low-dose X-ray image of the breast that is used to aid in the
early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.
The Kupferle Comprehensive Breast
Center uses current digital mammography equipment. This allows
for a faster, higher quality patient exam.
As a Softer Mammogram
ProviderSM and a Pink Ribbon Facility, exams are done
with a MammoPad® breast cushion — a soft, foam pad that is placed
between the mammography machine and your breast.
The American Cancer Society
recommends that all women over the age of 40 have a screening
mammogram every year.
In preparation for your screening
Do not wear talcum powder or
lotion under your arms or on your breasts on the day of your
Describe any breast symptoms or
problems to the technologist performing the exam.
If possible, obtain any prior
mammograms and bring them with you to your appointment.
After your screening mammogram,
you should receive your results in the mail in about one