Before the examination, do not apply any deodorants, powder, perfume or ointment in your underarm area or anywhere on your breasts. Residue from these products could create misleading exam results.
Wear a two-piece outfit, as you will be asked to undress from the waist up for the examination.
If you have had a prior mammogram, it is very important to know where and when your last examination was performed. You may be asked to obtain your prior films before your examination. Prior films are an important part of assessing your current exam to see if any changes have occurred.