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A Mammogram is a low dose x-ray of the breasts. During the exam, each breast will be compressed. You may feel some discomfort, but compression reduces your radiation dose and provides the radiologist with detailed images to review. If you have not had a mammogram at BCHC, please bring the films from your prior exam with you on the day of your appointment. This allows the radiologist to compare the studies to see if there are any changes in your breast tissue, assuring you of an accurate reading.
Guidelines for a Routine Screening Mammogram:
Guidelines for a Diagnostic Mammogram; exam is prescribed by the patient's referring physician and always done under the consultation of an attending radiologist: