logo
Call Us Today!
847.298.6446

Welcome to the comprehensive medical library of Joseph N. O’Donnell. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding any condition or treatment, please contact Joseph N. O’Donnell. To schedule an appointment please call (847)298-6446 or use our online Request an Appointment form.

MammographyMamograf­a

Mammography

Mammography is an x-ray exam of breast tissue. The image produced is called a mammogram. A mammogram can help detect problems with your breasts, such as cysts or cancer.

Before Your Test

  • Schedule the test for one week after your period, when your breasts are less tender.

  • Make sure your clinic gets your last mammogram if it was done somewhere else. This lets the doctor compare the two.

  • On the morning of your test, wash your breasts and underarms, but don't use deodorant, powder, or perfume.

  • Wear a top that you can remove easily.

Technician and patient

During Your Test

  • You will need to undress from the waist up.

  • The technologist will position your breast to get the best test results.

  • Each of your breasts will be compressed. This helps get the most complete x-ray image.

After Your Test

  • More x-rays are sometimes needed. You'll be called to schedule them.

  • You should be notified of your test results in writing. Ask about this on the day of your appointment.

  • Have mammograms as often as your healthcare provider recommends. Also be sure to do regular breast self-exams.

Let the technologist know if:

  • You're pregnant or think you may be.

  • You have breast implants.

  • You have any scars or moles on or near your breasts.

  • You've had a breast biopsy or surgery.

  • You're breastfeeding.

 

Publication Source: Breastcancer.org

Publication Source: Radiological Society of North America

Publication Source: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Online Source: Breastcancer.org

Online Source: Radiological Society of North America

Online Source: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Date Last Reviewed: 2004-10-21T00:00:00-06:00

Date Last Modified: 2004-10-01T00:00:00-06:00

Our services

Testimonials
Testimonials

The biggest thing that blew me away with the brain map was in a year of doing feedback the hot spots cleared up! AMAZING things happened and we tell everyone how beneficial feedback is.
--Anita P.

Contact us

1400 East Golf Road, Suite 105 Des Plaines, IL 60016

Map and driving directions

955 N. Plum Grove Road, Suite D, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Map and driving directions