Mammography Services at TPMG

TPMG offers mammography screening services at convenient locations across the Peninsula in Hampton, Newport News, and Williamsburg. With state-of-the-art technology, including 3D mammography (tomosynthesis), TPMG Imaging and Breast Centers are dedicated to providing the best in breast imaging quality to the Hampton Roads community.

Mammography services are available at the following TPMG Imaging and Breast Center locations:

Newport News
860 Omni Boulevard, Suite 109
Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: (757) 873-1936

2205 Executive Drive, Suite B
Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: (757) 504-1170

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Tips for a Better Mammogram

To ensure you receive the best care and mammogram imaging quality, the following tips can help you prepare for a mammogram.

• Do not use deodorant, lotions, or creams on your underarms the day of your screening.
• If this is your first time receiving a mammogram at TPMG, please bring a list of locations and approximate dates of previous mammograms, as well as biopsy results and other breast treatments you have received to ensure the office has a thorough understanding of your medical history.
• When you call to schedule your mammogram, describe any breast symptoms or problems you may be experiencing so the appropriate exam can be scheduled for your needs.
• If your breasts are tender around the time of your period, schedule your mammogram a week after your period ends.
• If you have implants, let the office know when you schedule your exam.

If you have any questions or concerns prior to your mammogram appointment at TPMG Imaging and Breast Centers, please do not hesitate to contact the office.

Most Commonly Asked Questions About Mammography

Will a mammogram rupture my implants?
– No, there is a minimal risk of rupture. If you have implants, please let the office know when you make your mammogram appointment.
When can I stop receiving mammograms?
– There is no recommended age to stop receiving mammograms. Continuing to receive yearly mammograms is the best way to detect cancer early.
What is the purpose of the breathing instructions given during mammograms?
– Breathing in a specific way helps eliminates motion on the images to ensure the best possible view and quality.
What age do you start getting mammograms?
– At age 40, unless you have a first degree relative with breast cancer. Consult your health care provider if you have questions about when you should begin screening mammograms.
How often should I have a mammogram?
– Our radiologists recommend annual mammograms for women beginning at age 40 who have an average risk of breast cancer.
What is the difference between 2D and 3D mammography?
– The main differences between a 2D and 3D mammogram are the number of images taken. A 2D mammogram is the standard of care and is covered by insurance. One limiting factor for interpreting mammograms is there are more chances of “hidden” abnormalities surrounding the dense tissue. If you have dense breast tissue, a 3D mammogram, which offers a three-dimensional image, may be recommended to help see through the tissue and provide a more complete picture. It is important to note, 3D mammography is considered advanced imaging and, in some cases, is not yet covered by insurance.
Is there radiation exposure with a mammogram?
– The radiation exposure for a mammogram is minimal.

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