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Mammography Services

A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast designed to help find tumors that may be too small to feel. 

Screening Mammogram

A screening mammogram is typically ordered by a health care provider for patients as a preventative diagnostic tool.

To schedule a screening mammogram (for women who have no signs or symptoms of breast disease), call our Central Scheduling office at (207) 396-7750.

Diagnostic Mammogram

In about 10% of screening mammograms completed, changes in the breast are found that call for additional testing. Further study may include a diagnostic mammogram. A diagnostic mammogram is testing completed when a radiologist asks for added imaging to be done with x-ray or ultrasound, or both.

A request for you to return for more imaging does not mean that you have cancer! For screening and diagnostic mammograms, a radiologist will review and a report of the radiologist's findings or recommendations will be sent to your health care provider. Patients will also receive a letter informing you of the results. Read more about breast cancer screening.

We now offer the latest in breast cancer screening and diagnosis – Digital Breast Tomography (DBT), also known as 3D mammography. Read more

Preparing for your Appointment

  • If you’ve had mammograms before, let us know so we may obtain the files in advance and make them available to the radiologist for comparison to the current exam.
  • On the day of your appointment, do not apply deodorant or powder to underarms or around breasts. These can appear on the mammogram as calcium spots.
  • Please confirm that we have received – or bring with you – your physician’s referral.

Contact Us

  • Mammography Services
  • Phone: (207) 396-7750
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  • Maine Medical Center
  • 22 Bramhall Street
  • Portland, ME 04102
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  • MMC Falmouth Family Health Center
  • 5 Bucknam Road
  • Falmouth, ME 04105
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  • Outpatient Care Services
  • Suite 121
  • Scarborough, ME 04070
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