Mammogram

Sun Radiology

Radiologist, Neuroradiologist, and Musculoskeletal Radiologist in Glendale, AZ; Peoria, AZ; & Phoenix, AZ

Mammograms are a critical health screening to diagnose breast cancer in its early stages. Manntej Sra, MD, a board-certified radiologist, and the rest of the team at Sun Radiology provide state-of-the-art full field mammograms. They have four convenient locations in Peoria, Phoenix, and Glendale, Arizona. Call your nearest office today or schedule your mammogram appointment online.

Mammogram Q & A

What is a mammogram?

A mammogram is an X-ray that creates a picture of your breast tissue, which is used to diagnose potentially cancerous abnormal tissue. 

In addition to digital mammogram X-rays, Sun Radiology uses advanced full field digital mammography (FFDM) and computer-aided detection (CAD) to provide accurate and early diagnosis of breast disease. 

Their fully digital service provides well-checks as well as breast cancer imaging. 

When should I start to have mammograms?

Depending on your personal and family medical history, you may start to have mammograms around the time that you turn 40. Mammograms are the most accurate way to diagnose breast cancer and other abnormalities. 

It’s recommended for women between the ages of 44-54 to have annual mammograms. From the age of 55, you can continue with yearly screenings or have mammograms every other year. 

While you can perform breast exams at home, and your doctor can provide professional breast exams at your annual wellness visit, Sun Radiology offers advanced mammography services that create highly detailed images of your breast tissue. 

What should I expect during a mammogram?

You don’t need to do anything special to prepare for your mammogram, although you may want to wear pants or a skirt with a top as you’ll need to remove your clothing from the top of your body for your test. 

You also need to avoid putting any lotions, powders, or deodorants on your breasts or under your arms on the day of your mammogram.

During your mammogram, you wear a gown that opens in the front and stand in front of the machine. Your technician positions your breast onto a platform and lowers a paddle to compress your breast. 

Many women find the compression uncomfortable, but a standard annual mammogram takes only 15 minutes for both breasts. If you’re having a diagnostic mammogram because you or your doctor found a lump, the test takes around 30 minutes.

After your mammogram, you can get right back to your regular activities. Sun Radiology sends you and your doctor a copy of your mammogram report.

If you need a mammogram, call Sun Radiology or make an appointment online today for state-of-the-art mammogram services.