Preparing For Your Mammogram

Tips for a successful screening

 

  • Do not wear deodorant or powders under your arms on the day of your mammogram (these can mimic calcifications of your images)

 

  • Avoid using powders, lotions, creams or perfumes under your breasts for one week prior to your mammogram (metallic particles in powders and lotions could be visible on your mammogram and cause confusion)

  • Avoid caffeine three days prior to your exam (this will help your breasts be less tender)

 

  • In order to receive the most optimal study, you will be asked about any symptoms, medication and medical treatments that you have had on your breasts