If you need a mammogram in Minneapolis, come to the Breast Center of Maple Grove for a comfortable environment, advanced technology, and a schedule that works with your busy life.
Who Needs a Mammogram
Most radiologists agree that the average woman should begin receiving annual screening mammograms at age 40. Women at higher risk, or with additional risk factors may need screening mammograms earlier or more often. It’s always best to talk with your doctor to decide what is best for you.
What to Expect
You will be asked to undress from the waist up and you’ll be given a warm robe and gown to wear. An experienced and caring female technologist will position your breast between to plates, which will compress the breast tissue, and an image will be taken. The breast will be repositioned, compressed, and imaged again. The technologist will then repeat the same sequence on the other breast. The compression can be uncomfortable, but is well-tolerated by most women. The entire exam takes less than 7 minutes. Your mammogram images will be reviewed by one of our experienced radiologists and a final report will be sent to your referring physician.
Sometimes, a radiologist wants to get a better look at a particular area of breast tissue. In that case, the patient would be called back for a diagnostic mammogram, which helps the radiologist to view a specific area of the breast in greater detail than the screening mammogram images provide. A mammogram callback doesn’t mean you have cancer—in fact, almost 90% of mammogram callbacks turn out to be nothing or benign (non-cancerous) findings—but it is important to receive the follow up exam so you can receive any care that is needed.
The Most Convenient Mammogram in Minneapolis
The Breast Center at Maple Grove offers the most convenient mammogram in Minneapolis. Advance and same-day appointments are available Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5:00pm with extended hours until 8:00pm on Tuesdays. When life gets too busy to make an appointment, walk-ins are always welcome. It’s easy to get your mammogram at The Breast Center of Maple Grove!