General Mammogram Preparation

mammogram is the most common screening exam for breast cancer. A screening mammogram evaluates breast tissue for any abnormalities, including cysts, other benign abnormalities or malignancies. 

An S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center subspecialty physician reviewing a mammogram on the filmless PACS system.

We suggest that women do not schedule mammograms one week before their menstrual cycle (period) since breasts are usually very sensitive at this time. Also, please:

  • Do not use perfume/powder/underarm deodorant on the day of your exam.
  • It is important that your S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center physician have any previous mammograms available for comparison when reading your current study.  If you have had a previous mammogram, other than at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, please bring the films and reports with you to your exam.
  • If your doctor gave you an order, please bring it with you.

Why choose the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center for a mammogram?

The S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center provides a full range of advanced imaging, both radiology and cardiology, as well as interventional radiology and interventional tumor (oncology) treatments to the greater Los Angeles area, including Beverly Hills, Encino, Mid-Cities, Sherman Oaks, Silver Lake, Studio City, Toluca Lake and West Hollywood.