Frequently Asked Questions
How long will the examination take?
A mammography exam, also known as a mammogram, takes approximately 30 minutes. Please contact us at 307-634-7711 if you are scheduled for multiple examinations, as they will vary in length of time.
How will I prepare for the examination?
Do not wear deodorant, talcum powder or lotion under your arms or on your breasts on the day of the exam. If possible, obtain any prior mammograms from other facilities. Please note that mammograms must be ordered by a referring provider.
Patients should be prepared to provide a detailed family history prior to the exam.
Please advise your provider and Technologist prior to an examination if you are pregnant or if you may be pregnant.
What should I expect during the examination?
Before the exam, describe any breast-related symptoms or problems to the technologist who is performing the exam.
During the exam, a technologist will position your breast in the mammography unit. Your breast will be placed on a special platform and compressed with a paddle (often made of clear plastic). The technologist will gradually compress your breast. You will be asked to change positions between images. Typically, two to four images are taken per breast.
How do I get my results?
In almost all instances, your referring provider will receive your examination results within two business days or less. Contact your referring provider for the results. If you would like to obtain a copy of your results, you may request a copy from your referring provider or by contacting us at 307-634-7711.