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TO BE SURE YOU ARE GETTING YOUR MAMMOGRAM AT A QUALITY FACILITY

Choose a facility that answers YES to these 5 questions.

1.Is the facility accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR)?

2.Does the facility provide mammograms as part of its regular practice?
(Note: The ACR suggests choosing a facility that performs at least 10 mammograms per week.)

3.Is the person who performs the mammogram a registered technologist?

4.Is the radiologist who reads the mammogram specially trained to do so?

5.Is the mammography machine calibrated at least once a year?


Answers to these questions below will help you prepare for the procedure and the steps that will follow.

1.Is there anything I should do to prepare for my mammogram? Are there any products I should avoid before a mammogram?

2.What will the mammogram show?

3.Who gets the report of my mammogram? Can it also be sent to other doctors who treat me? May I have a copy of the report sent to me?

4.How long will it take to receive the mammography report?

5.What are the next steps if my mammogram shows a problem?

6.What is the best time to schedule a mammogram?

7.Will the mammogram be covered by my health insurance?


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