Diagnostic Mammogram

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*A physician's order is needed to schedule a diagnostic mammogram.

Experience Peace of Mind with Our Diagnostic Mammogram Service

Diagnostic mammography is a specialized targeted mammogram designed to solve a particular problem based on an abnormal screening mammogram or based on clinical findings. For example, breast discharge, skin dimpling, breast pain, breast lump, nipple retraction, or skin thickening. Our onsite radiologist protocols each exam in order to answer the particular problem presented.

At Eve’s Breast Center, we understand the importance of accurate and timely breast health assessments. That’s why we offer specialized diagnostic mammography services tailored to address specific concerns identified during screening mammograms or clinical evaluations.

Preparing for your Diagnostic Mammogram

What is a diagnostic mammogram?

A diagnostic mammogram is a targeted imaging procedure aimed at investigating specific breast health issues flagged by abnormal screening results or clinical observations. It utilizes advanced technology and tailored imaging protocols to provide detailed insights into various breast abnormalities, such as breast discharge, skin dimpling, breast pain, lumps, nipple retraction, or skin thickening.

Why is a diagnostic mammogram performed?

A diagnostic mammogram is performed to delve deeper into potential breast health concerns detected during routine screening or clinical examinations. It allows for a comprehensive evaluation of suspicious findings, aiding in the early detection and accurate diagnosis of breast conditions, including benign and malignant abnormalities.

What to expect during a diagnostic mammogram

During your diagnostic mammogram at Eve's Breast Center, our experienced radiologists will guide you through the process with care and expertise. You can expect a thorough assessment tailored to address the specific concern identified, ensuring that each examination is meticulously conducted to provide precise diagnostic insights. Our advanced imaging technology and specialized protocols enable us to capture detailed images, facilitating a comprehensive evaluation of any abnormalities.

Please note:

If you have any questions prior to your appointment, please call us at 817-329-8910.

On the day of your exam

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Please do not apply deodorant prior to your exam as some deodorants contain tiny metallic particles that can show up on a mammogram as an abnormality.

No deodorant

Please do not apply deodorant prior to your exam as some deodorants contain tiny metallic particles that can show up on a mammogram as an abnormality.

No lotions/ powders

Avoid using lotions, powders, creams or perfume.

No jewelry

Avoid wearing any necklaces and earrings on the day of your exam.

Hair tied back

Make sure to have your hair tied back.

Scheduling a diagnostic mammogram

Securing your diagnostic mammogram at Eve’s is a straightforward process. To ensure a seamless experience, we require a physician’s order for scheduling purposes.

*Please have your doctor's order ready when you call to schedule your appointment.

We accept all major insurances!

Our cash rates closely match our contracted rates with insurance, making it affordable if paying out of pocket. Contact us to discuss your options!
If you don't see your insurance listed, please reach out to us, and we'll contact your insurance provider to provide you with all the necessary details.

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3D Diagnostic Mammogram (Unilateral)

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What is the difference between a screening and diagnostic mammogram?
  1. A screening mammogram is an X-ray of the breast used to detect breast changes in women who have no symptoms and no abnormalities.
  2. Diagnostic mammograms are for women who need their mammograms reviewed immediately at the time of their appointment due to active problems or being followed for a finding on a previous imaging appointment. Your primary care provider and your radiologist will carefully determine which appointment is best suited for your current needs.
What happens after the diagnostic mammogram? Will I receive my results immediately?
  1. After the diagnostic mammogram, the radiologist will review the images and analyze the findings. This could include further mammogram views, breast ultrasound, or other modalities to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the detected area of concern.
  2. At Eve’s Breast Center an onsite breast specialist MD will perform the ultrasound personally providing immediate, same day results and go over your images for your peace of mind.
  3. Sometimes the radiologist may suggest a biopsy to obtain a tissue sample for further analysis and definitive diagnosis.
Can a diagnostic mammogram be performed if I am breast feeding?
Yes, a diagnostic mammogram can be performed if you are breastfeeding. It is best to pump your breasts a few hours prior to your mammogram so that we may take special precautions to minimize discomfort and avoid unnecessary exposure to the breast tissue. In some cases, we may also recommend alternative imaging modalities such as breast ultrasound, which does not involve radiation and it considered safe during breastfeeding. The choice of imaging will depend on the specific clinical situation and recommendation of your radiologist and healthcare provider.
Can I have a mammogram if I have breast implants?
Yes, it’s still possible to undergo a diagnostic mammogram if you have breast implants. However, it’s important to inform the imaging facility and the mammography technologist beforehand about your breast implants. This is because special techniques may be required to ensure accurate imaging and to minimize any potential complications or discomfort.
What symptoms or findings may prompt the need for a diagnostic mammogram?
  1. Several symptoms or findings may prompt the need for a diagnostic mammogram. These include:
    • Breast Lump or Mass
    • Breast Pain or Tenderness
    • Nipple Discharge
    • Change in Breast Size or Shape
    • Skin Changes
    • Nipple Changes
    • Swelling
    • Visible abnormalities such as calcifications, dense tissue, fibroadenomas
    • Short-term follow-up monitoring of abnormalities that are inconclusive
    • Follow-up imaging after breast cancer or discovery of a high risk lesion
    • Previous Abnormal Mammogram
  2. It is important to remember that while these symptoms or findings can raise concern, they don’t always indicate breast cancer. Many benign conditions can cause similar symptoms.
  3. If you experience any of these symptoms or notice changes in your breast health, it is crucial to seek prompt medical evaluations that your healthcare provider may order appropriate diagnostic imaging or other imaging studies that are necessary for a more detailed evaluation.
    Early detection and timely evaluation can significantly improve the chances of successful treatment and positive outcomes.
How much will my diagnostic mammogram cost and will my insurance cover the procedure?
Coverage of diagnostic services will differ based on your insurance provider. Our dedicated team at Eve’s Breast Center will provide you with a cost estimate per your insurance a day before your appointment. If you have any questions regarding billing please call our office at 817-329-8910 for our billing department. We recommend patients reach out to their own insurance company on the back of your insurance card to ensure your cost estimate.
How long does a diagnostic mammogram typically take to perform?
A diagnostic mammogram takes about 25-30 minutes minutes to perform.