Mammography Preparations:

There are usually no special preparations needed for breast imaging procedures, but for mammograms the doctor will ask you to bring the results of prior mammograms with you, if possible.

General breast imaging exams are minimally invasive and carry little to no risk of complications. They are safe for most patients and are performed on an outpatient basis in less than an hour. The images produced by these exams are extremely valuable in diagnosing breast cancer in its earliest stages and enabling more effective treatment.