At The Breast Center at MDI Hospital, we strive to make breast screening and diagnostics as pleasant as possible. We offer clinical breast exams by Mammacare Certified Registered Nurses, full field digital mammography equipped with Mammopad cushions for a more comfortable exam and enhanced diagnostic screenings such as breast ultrasound and BSGI.
Digital imagery is proven to be superior to film imaging, particularly in women under the age of 50, patients who have dense breast tissue, or patients who are pre or peri menopausal. Digital imagery also emits significantly less radiation than film.
Please wear a two-piece outfit. Refrain from using lotions, deodorant, powders, or perfumes around the breast and armpit area. Please let us know if your last mammogram was performed at another location so we can contact that facility to obtain those images for comparison.
Our technologist will position your breast on a platform and gradually compress it with a plastic paddle to obtain at least two images of each breast. The exam is relatively painless and takes approximately 15 minutes.