How to prepare for your mammogram

You’ve scheduled your mammogram – now what should you do? There a just a few simple steps you need to take.

  1. If you are a new patient, you should request any previous mammograms from other facilities and bring them with you.
  2. On the day of your mammogram, wear two-piece, comfortable clothing. You’ll need to remove your top and bra for the examination.
  3. Refrain from using deoderant, lotions or powders around your breasts or under your arms. These substances can contain metals that can look like spots on your mammogram and make the images harder to read.