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Mammography is a simple radiographic examination of the breast. It is the most reliable method for early detection of breast cancer. The examination uses X-rays to produce a picture of the breast anatomy in a two-view projection. The examination requires gentle compression of the breast to obtain optimal images.
A baseline (first) mammogram should be obtained between the ages of 35 – 40 if there is no immediate family history (mother, sister, daughter) of breast cancer. The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends a yearly mammogram starting at the age of 40.
There is very little preparation for an MRI procedure. You can go about your daily routine and take any medication you usually take, unless you are instructed otherwise. Please arrive at least 15 to 20 minutes before the scheduled exam time. You may be required to fill out additional paperwork. If the clothes you are wearing have metal fasteners or metallic design, you will be asked to change into hospital attire. You will be supplied a locker to secure your belongings and valuables.
For more information or questions regarding MRIs, please contact (254) 286 - 7178, Option 4.