If you are pregnant, or think you might be, let your doctor know and tell the technologist before proceeding with the examination.
Screening mammography is not recommended for women under the age of 30 or nursing mothers. Mothers should schedule screening mammograms at least six months after they have weaned their babies.
If you have had any type of breast surgery (any type of biopsy, lumpectomy, mastectomy, aspiration, augmentation (implants) or breast reduction, it is very important to mention this at the time of scheduling.
Individual insurance companies determine how often screening mammograms can be performed in accordance with reimbursement schedules. Your provider can answer any questions about coverage of your exam.
Medicare guidelines state that you are eligible for a screening mammogram every year, and must however be a full year since your last exam. If you should have a medical symptom related to your breast, these guidelines do not apply.