Simplifying Breast Cancer Screening

MammoAlert™ circumvents the traditional problems associated with screening mammography by avoiding the cultural, geographic, and cost barriers keeping most women from being screened

The Mammography Process

Disrobing

The first step of the mammographic procedure is for the patient to disrobe entirely from the waist up. To start, a mammography technologist places the woman’s breast on an x-ray plate.

Compression

A plastic compression plate lowers to flatten the breast. This ensures the breast remains still to prevent blurring on the x-ray. Many women find this uncomfortable and some even painful. Compression occurs for 20-30 seconds until the plates are released.