American Society of Radiologic Technologists Mammography Checklist
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists has provided a preparation checklist to assist women in preparing for their annual mammograms. Tips include:
- Schedule your mammogram just after your menstrual period, when your breasts are less tender.
- Wear a two-piece outfit on the day of your mammogram, so you will have to remove only your top.
- Don’t apply deodorant, talcum powder or lotion under the arms or near the breasts prior to examination. These products can show up on the x-ray image and may make it difficult to interpret.
- Bring the name, address and phone number of your primary care physician.
For more information about mammography procedures and other medical imaging exams, your patients can visit https://www.asrt.org/patients. ■