What is a Mammogram?

What is a Mammogram?

A mammogram is a simple and safe X-ray procedure used to examine breast tissue, crucial for detecting early signs of breast cancer before symptoms emerge. At our facility, we go beyond standard care, offering state-of-the-art 3D mammography.

This advanced technology provides detailed images with precision, ensuring the highest level of accuracy in breast health screenings. Regular mammograms are vital for early detection and peace of mind

How Often Do I Need a Mammogram

The frequency of mammograms depends on your age and risk factors. For women aged 50-74 with average breast cancer risk, the USPSTF recommends a mammogram every two years. If you’re between 40-49, it’s advised to consult your healthcare provider about the timing and frequency of mammograms.

You might need screenings earlier if you have a family history of breast cancer or other risk factors. Talking to your family doctor about your individual situation can help determine the best approach.

What to Expect During a Mammogram

Preparing for the Mammogram:

  • Avoid using deodorants, lotions, or powders on your chest area.
  • You’ll be provided a gown to wear during the procedure.

During the Mammogram:

  • A certified technician will guide you through the process.
  • Your breast will be positioned on the mammogram machine.
  • Gently, your breast will be compressed for a few seconds to capture images.
  • You might feel mild discomfort, but it’s brief and crucial for accurate results.

After the Mammogram:

  • You’ll receive prompt communication about your results.
  • In most cases, results are normal, allowing you to continue your regular routine.
  • If further testing is suggested, it’s a precautionary step for precise information.
  • Stay connected with your healthcare team for guidance and support.

Our Mammogram Location

Franklin County Medical Center
44 N 1st E, Preston, ID 83263
Open 24/7
Laboratory Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm 
Radiology Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm 
(208) 852-0137


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