Jefferson University Hospitals

Preparing for Your Visit

Prior to Your Exam

  • Please do not take blood thinning medication five days prior to your procedure. This includes aspirin, ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, etc. Tylenol is the only over-the-counter medication you can take. If you take a prescribed blood thinning medication, please check with your doctor prior to stopping use; this includes aspirin.
  • Drop off outside films at least five days prior to your scheduled procedure. (Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • All female patients coming in for this exam should wear a tight bra.

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On the day of your exam

  • No metal is to be worn between your neck and knees.
  • You should wear pants with no metal eyelets or zippers.
  • You can wear sports bras, as long as they do not have metal in them.

On the day of your mammogram

  • Bring all previous mammogram/ultrasound films if NOT done at Jefferson-Honickman Breast Imaging
  • Bring your prescription for your mammogram (from your MD or NP)
  • Bring your insurance cards
  • Bring a photo ID
  • Arrive 15 minutes early to complete any needed paperwork
  • Do not wear deodorant, powder, cream or talc on your breast or underarms
  • Inform the scheduler if you have implants or if you are breastfeeding

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