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Mammogram - Screening/Diagnostic/3D/Tomosynthesis

Mammograms, 3D mammography in St. Louis

Description

A mammogram is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts.  A mammogram is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast disease in women.  An x-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.  Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body.  X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.  Three recent advances in mammography include digital mammography, computer-aided detection and breast tomosynthesis, all of which are available at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.

Imaging Areas

breast

Typical Preparations

Don't use deodorant, perfume, powder or other toiletries on your underarm areas or the breast(s) on the day of your exam.

Contraindications

Please let us know if you:

  • Are pregnant or suspect you might be pregnant
  • Had breast surgery including breast reduction, or a prior benign (non-cancerous) biopsy
  • Have a history of breast cancer
  • Have breast implants



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