A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast that is used to screen for breast cancer. Mammograms can find tumors that are too small for you or your doctor to feel, and can help detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages.
The mammogram uses X-rays (low-dose radiation) to see the inside of your breast. Compression (flattening) of the breast tissue is needed to get the highest quality image. Compression is not dangerous to your breast. Any mild discomfort should be temporary. A mammogram is performed by a radiology technologist or mammogram technologist, then the images are by a doctor who specializes in evaluating X-rays (radiologist).
Mammography screenings are provided at 13 Park Nicollet Clinic locations via our Mammo a-go-go Mobile Mammography truck. We also offer mammography services at select Park Nicollet locations and at Park Nicollet Jane Brattain Breast Center.