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Frequently Asked Questions About Mammography


WRITTEN BY: Womens Imaging
Monday, January 6th, 2014

For women about to undergo their first mammogram, or even for those who have already adopted the routine, we understand questions may arise about the exam and its purpose.

Below are frequently asked questions from women answered by Dr. Margarita Zuley, director of breast imaging at Magee-Womens Imaging of UPMC.

How often should I have a mammogram?

What are ways to avoid discomfort during a mammogram?

What if I am called back following my mammogram?

What is tomosynthesis?

What are the benefits of tomosynthesis over traditional mammography?

How do I schedule a mammogram?

For all other questions, speak with a dedicated support person by calling 1-800-649-4077.

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At Magee-Womens Imaging, we offer seamless and comprehensive imaging services for both women and men, including general diagnostic imaging like PET, CT, MRI and X-ray, and breast imaging, including mammography and image-guided breast biopsy. Our board-certified physicians use state-of-the-art imaging technology for faster, clearer readings that can lead to more accurate diagnoses and treatments. Read More