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A note on the COVID-19 vaccine and annual screening mammograms (Society of Breast Imaging): Click here.
On the day of your digital mammography exam at SMIL, you will need to undress from the waist up so a two-piece outfit is recommended. Do not wear deodorant, talcum powder, perfume or lotion under your arms or on your breasts on the day of your exam. These can sometimes show on the images.
You will experience slight pressure on the breasts during the exam.If you experience patterns of sensitivity in the breasts, for example around the time of your period, you might want to schedule your mammogram when your breasts are least sensitive. Some women ask if they can get a routine mammogram if they have breast implants. The answer is usually yes. SMIL is experienced in working with women who have implants and we can always help you with that question. The techniques to get good images if you have implants sometimes take a little longer so be sure to let us know ahead of time if you have implants.
You should continue your diet and medications as usual. Be sure to let SMIL know if you are pregnant or could possibly be pregnant.