woman getting a mammogram

We now offer mammography!

3D Screening Mammography performed in-office for your convenience

woman getting a mammogram

Why is our in-office digital mammography best for you?

Mammography is a noninvasive imaging technique that can detect early signs of breast cancer. The Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates team in Marietta and Powder Springs, Georgia, offers this low-dose X-ray screening tool to identify abnormalities in breast tissue, typically before symptoms arise. Take a proactive step today toward your breast health. Call the friendly staff to book your appointment, or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule your mammogram now.

Mammography Q & A


Mammography is a specialized medical imaging technique that uses low-dose X-rays to examine the human breast. It’s primarily used as a screening tool to detect early signs of breast cancer in women who don’t experience symptoms. 

When you visit Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates for a mammogram, your practitioner guides you through the procedure, which involves compressing your breast between two firm surfaces to spread your breast tissue and take X-ray images from different angles.


Mammography is an effective screening method for early detection of breast cancer, which can significantly increase your chances of successful treatment and survival. 

Early detection can lead to less aggressive treatments and a better quality of life. Regular mammograms can also help identify changes in breast tissue before they become cancerous, allowing for preventive measures.

What can mammography detect?

Mammography can detect various abnormalities within the breast, including
Breast cancer: small tumors that the practitioner can’t feel by hand
Calcifications: tiny deposits of calcium indicating the presence of breast cancer or benign conditions
Cysts: fluid-filled sacs (usually benign) Fibroadenomas: noncancerous lumps made up of glandular and connective tissue

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS): noninvasive cancer where cells inside the ducts have changed to cancer cells but haven’t spread

These detections can help your Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates practitioner diagnose breast conditions early and provide effective treatment.

How should I prepare for a mammogram?

To prepare for a mammogram, follow these steps:
Consider the timing of your appointment
Avoid scheduling your appointment the week before your period if your breasts are usually tender during this time. One week after your period is the best time for a mammogram.
Avoid certain products
On the day of your exam, don’t apply deodorants, antiperspirants, powders, lotions, creams, or perfumes under your arms or on your breasts. These can appear on the mammogram as white spots.
Wear comfortable clothing
Wear a two-piece outfit so you can easily remove your top.
Provide information
Let your technologist know if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, have breast implants, or have had any breast surgeries.
Bring previous records

If you’ve had mammograms at other facilities, bring those records or inform Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates so they can compare them with the new images. 
Follow these preparation steps to ensure a smoother and more accurate mammogram process.
Call the office or schedule online today to book a mammography appointment.