The 411 on Mammograms

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What to Expect

Before your mammogram, you will undress from the waist up. A mammogram takes about 15 minutes. During the procedure, each breast is pressed between two plates and an X-ray image is made. Two views of each breast are taken, one with the X-ray beam aimed from top to bottom and the other from side to side. 


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