Do not schedule your Mammogram for the week before your period, as your breasts are usually tender during this time. The best time is one week following your period. Also inform us if you are pregnant.
Do not wear deodorant, talcum powder, or lotion under your arms or on your breasts on the day of the exam. These can appear on the X-ray film as calcium spots.
If possible, obtain prior mammograms and make them available to the Radiologist. In addition, inform about any prior surgeries, hormone use, family or personal history of breast cancer.