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Mammography

Mammography at The Queen's Medical Center

Queen’s Imaging offers mammography, a safe, low dose x-ray of the inside of your breast, at a number of convenient locations across Oahu. A mammogram can assist in diagnosing lumps or other abnormalities found during a breast exam and can show changes too small to feel by touch. Queen’s also offers digital mammography in 2D and 3D (tomosynthesis), along with diagnostic breast ultrasound, stereotactic and ultrasound-guided biopsy.

We recommend women:

You do not need a physician referral to schedule a mammogram. Call 808-691-7171 to schedule your mammogram today.

Queen’s, in partnership with the Hawaii State Department of Health, participates in the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) and is committed to helping underserved women access regular screenings.

Preparing for Your Procedure

What to Expect During the Procedure

During the mammogram, your breasts will be gently flattened between two plastic plates, one at a time, to ensure that all breast tissue can be seen. You may feel some discomfort, but it lasts just a few moments.

The X-ray machine sends a tiny amount of radiation through your breast to create an image. Two or more views may be taken of each breast to provide a complete picture.

Your health care provider will discuss the test results with you.

Pre-Registration Required

Please call 808-691-4960 to pre-register for your appointment. The registrar will provide information on billing and insurance coverage for the procedure.

Patient Restrictions for Mammography

Let the mammography technologist know if you have any of the following conditions, as these may affect test results:

Radiation Exposure from Imaging Procedures

Read our brochure to learn more about exposure to ionizing radiation from imaging tests compared to naturally occurring background radiation.

Outside Resources

Find updated information about this modality from the Radiological Society of North America.