The mammogram machine compresses a woman's breast between two plates to take an X-ray image of the breast tissue, and this compression may cause some discomfort. Mammogram patients should allot about 30 minutes for the p... More » Health Women's Health

A standard screening mammogram test takes anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. Diagnostic mammogram testing requires additional views and takes 30 to 45 minutes, explains the American Cancer Society. More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

Doctors determine the price of bilateral digital diagnostic mammographies by including the costs of the imaging and interpretation of the scans, according to Healthcare Bluebook. In-office tests may have x-rays, mammogra... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging
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