Have your annual mammogram done at the Guilford Radiology Women's Imaging Center.

Early detection is crucial with breast cancer. Mammography is the best available method of detecting breast changes that may be cancer, long before physical symptoms can be felt by you or your doctor.  The Women's Imaging Center at Guilford Radiology will provide you with the highest quality mammographic imaging care in a private office designed for your comfort.  Our Women's Center technologists are highly experienced and compassionate, and all of our Women's Imaging Center studies, including breast ultrasound and mammography, are fully accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).  Call us today to schedule your annual mammogram.

Screening & Diagnostic Mammograms

Screening mammography is the annual exam done, beginning at age 40 for most women.  Screening mammography is done for women who are asymptomatic (have no problems related to the breasts).

Diagnostic mammography is typically ordered for a woman who has felt a lump or a change in her breast during monthly self-breast exam or during a physician's examination. A diagnostic mammogram may also be performed if a radiologist determines additional information is needed following a screening mammogram. If additional imaging is necessary, we will call you to schedule a diagnostic mammogram. At Guilford Radiology, we understand that this call may cause anxiety, and we are always able to have these additional images done within 1 business day.   Additionally, the results of your additional imaging will be discuss with you the day of your exam.

Please note that Connecticut law now requires more communication with patients about mammographic breast density to help with the early detection of breast cancer. S.B. 458 requires all mammography reports given to a patient on and after October 1, 2009 to include information about breast density. Click ­here­ for more information on this law.

Our Mammography Equipment and Technologists

For more information on our equipment and technologies visit our Women's Health section entitled 3D Digital Tomosynthesis Mamography.

How to Prepare for a Mammogram

If you had a mammogram previously done at another location, please contact that facility and have a copy of your exam sent to you or directly to us. Please bring it with you if you receive it directly. Please wear a comfortable two-piece outfit. Refrain from applying lotions, deodorant, powders or perfumes around the breast and armpit area.

What to Expect

Our technologist will ask you about your medical history. You will be asked to undress from the waist up and a gown will be provided. Our technologist will position your breast on a platform and gradually compress it with a plastic paddle to obtain at least 2 pictures of each breast. You will be given breathing instructions. After the exam, you may resume normal activities. Deodorant and toiletries are available for your convenience.

The exam is relatively painless and takes approximately 15 minutes.  We offer a private waiting room in our Women’s Center, and feel free to bring a family member with you to your exam.

Your Results

If your results are negative, meaning that we saw nothing that requires any additional testing, you will receive a letter in the mail within one week us. If additional images are needed, we will contact you to schedule this follow up and notify your doctor.  Our goal is to provide you with the highest level of customer service and image quality in a caring and supportive environment.  At Guilford Radiology, we are there to server our patients, doctors and community.  If you would like to speak to the Radiologist about your Mammogram, or any other exam, please let the technologist know.

Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns about your procedure, feel free to call us at 203-453-5123 or ­contact us online.

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