A screening mammogram is appropriate for most women, including women who have a history of lumpy or fibrocystic breasts, breast tenderness, strong family history of breast cancer, previous benign biopsy and a milky or greenish nipple discharge. Please report any unusual symptoms when scheduling.
A screening mammogram consists of a total of four images - two pictures of each breast, one from the top-to-bottom and one from the side.
It is important to see your health care provider for a physical breast examination in addition to annual mammography. If this is scheduled prior to your mammogram appointment and an abnormality is noted by your health care provider, she or he can order a diagnostic mammogram, saving you time by allowing Providence Imaging Center to do a complete work up on your first visit.