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Breast Center Services

Screening Mammograms

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.

Exams are done with a MammoPad® breast cushion – a soft, foam pad that is placed between the mammography machine and your breast.

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 mammogram:

  • Do not wear talcum powder or lotion under your arms or on your breasts on the day of your exam.
  • 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 week.

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