What are the steps that should be taken before a mammogram?

To prepare for your mammogram:

  1. Schedule the test for a time when your breasts are least likely to be tender. If you menstruate, that’s usually during the week after your menstrual period.
  2. Bring your prior mammogram images.
  3. Don’t use deodorant before your mammogram.

What should you not do before a diagnostic mammogram?

What Not To Do Before a Mammogram

  • DON’T apply deodorant before your mammogram.
  • DON’T wear a dress or one-piece outfit.
  • DON’T go right before or during your period.
  • DON’T consume caffeine products (coffee, chocolate) several days up to two weeks before the appointment.

What should be discussed with a patient before a mammogram?

Before Your Mammogram Do not use any deodorant, powder, perfume or lotion in your underarm area or on your breasts. Residue from these products can often be detected on the films and could create misleading results. You will be asked to undress from the waist up, so you may wish to wear a two-piece outfit.

Can you take a shower before a mammogram?

You should bathe prior to your mammogram. If you are like me and take showers in the morning, try and schedule an early appointment. Although it’s suggested to skip deodorant and beauty creams before the mammogram, your care team will appreciate you having a bath.

What is procedure code 77062?

Breast, Mammography
CPT® 77062, Under Breast, Mammography The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 77062 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range – Breast, Mammography.

Why can’t you drink coffee before a mammogram?

Don’t drink coffee, tea or caffeinated soft drinks during the week before a mammogram. Caffeine can make breasts tender and lumpy, which may lead to discomfort during a mammogram. Chocolate and some over-the-counter pain relievers also contain caffeine.

Can you eat and drink coffee before a mammogram?

Can You Drink Coffee Before a Mammogram? Although consuming coffee — as well as any other caffeinated products like tea, cola or energy drinks — won’t affect your test results, it might lead to a less comfortable procedure.

Can I wash my hair before a mammogram?

Before your mammogram procedure, you should feel free to bathe as usual. A bath or shower right before your appointment is perfectly acceptable and preferable — just remember not to use any products like lotions, creams, powders and deodorants after bathing.