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Mammography at St. Anthony Breast Center
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Breast Screening & Diagnostic Patient Preparation Instructions

The St. Anthony Hospital Breast Center offers a full spectrum of comprehensive breast screening and diagnostic services. Information and pre-procedure instructions for all of our breast services with the drop down menu below. If you have questions or concerns, please call us at 720-321-0400.
If you have prior films, please download and return this release, and we will handle the transfer process.

 

 

 

Digital Mammogram

  • Do not use deodorant, lotions or perfumes on breast, chest or under arm areas.
  • Do not schedule a mammogram the week prior to your period.
  • If you are on hormones, schedule during the period of time you are not taking hormones.
  • Provide previous mammography films.

Tomosynthesis 3D Mammogram
Breast tomosynthesis is a revolutionary technology that gives radiologists the ability to identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue. These images are then used to produce a series of one-millimeter thick slices that can be viewed as a 3D reconstruction of the breast.

  • Do not use deodorant, lotions or perfumes on breast, chest or under arm areas.
  • Do not schedule a mammogram the week prior to your period.
  • If you are on hormones, schedule during the period of time you are not taking hormones.
  • Provide previous mammography films.

DXA Bone Density Scan

  • Do not take daily calcium supplements or multivitamins until after your exam

Breast Ultrasound

  • No specific preparation is necessary
  • Please provide previous mammogram or ultrasound fims or results.

 Breast MRI

  • No specific preparation is necessary
  • Please provide previous mammogram films.

Stereotactic, Ultrasound Guided or MRI Guided Breast Biopsy

  • Previous films are required prior to scheduling
  • You will need to let us know if you are on blood thinners.
  • Light meal prior and minimal liquids 4 hours prior.
  • Driver recommended.
  • Avoid strenuous activity/heavy lifting for 72 hours post procedure.

Breast Aspiration
Drains fluid from the breast.

  • Previous films are required prior to scheduling
  • You will be asked to discontinue blood thinners if approved by prescribing doctor.

Breast Needle Localization
Determines the precise location of abnormal breast tissue prior to performing a breast biopsy.

  • Previous films are required prior to scheduling
  • You will be asked to discontinue blood thinners if approved by prescribing doctor.
  • You MUST have a driver.

Sentinal Node Injection
These are done prior to a surgical biopsy to determine to which nodes the area of concern drains to first.

  • Previous films are required prior to scheduling
  • You will be asked to discontinue blood thinners if approved by prescribing doctor.
  • You MUST have a driver.

Ductography
Used to evaluate abnormal or persistent nipple discharge.

  • No specific preparation is necessary
  • Please provide previous mammogram films.
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