Oakland, CA Mammogram Cost Comparison

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A Mammogram in Oakland costs $137 on average when you take the median of the 50 medical providers who perform Mammogram procedures in Oakland, CA. The least expensive Mammogram in Oakland is $90 for a Breast Mammogram - Both Breasts (Mammogram) while the most expensive Mammogram list price is $110 for a Breast Mammogram - One Breast (Mammogram). There are 2 different types of Mammogram provided in Oakland, listed below, and the price for each differs based upon your insurance type. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that prices of medical procedures vary and if you shop from the Oakland providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Procedure Price Range
Breast Mammogram - One Breast (Mammogram) Cost Average $110 - $280 Free Quote
Breast Mammogram - Both Breasts (Mammogram) Cost Average $90 - $240 Free Quote

Compare Mammogram Providers in Oakland, CA

Facility City Type
Sutter Delta Medical Center Antioch Acute Care Hospital
Marin General Hospital Greenbrae Acute Care Hospital
Bay Imaging Consultants Medical Group Berkeley Diagnostic Testing Facility
California Advanced Imaging Medical Assoc. Moss Beach Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center South San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Washington Hospital Fremont Acute Care Hospital
Valley Memorial Center Livermore Acute Care Hospital
Laguna Honda Hospital San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus Oakland Acute Care Hospital
Stuart S. London, MD, Inc. Oakland Diagnostic Testing Facility
California Pacific Advanced Imaging San Francisco Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Rose Hospital Hayward Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Imaging Consultants, A Medical Group Oakland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Menlo Park Surgical Hospital Menlo Park Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center Walnut Creek Acute Care Hospital
California Advanced Imaging Medical Assoc. San Bruno Diagnostic Testing Facility
Seton Medical Center Daly City Acute Care Hospital
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Martinez Acute Care Hospital
La Clinica De La Raza Oakland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kaiser Permanente Hayward Medical Center Hayward Acute Care Hospital
Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland Oakland Childrens Hospital
Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center San Rafael Acute Care Hospital
Eden Medical Center Castro Valley Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center Oakland Acute Care Hospital
Alameda Hospital Alameda Acute Care Hospital
California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Novato Community Hospital Novato Acute Care Hospital
Peninsula Ultrasound, Mammography and Radiology Services Medical Group San Mateo Diagnostic Testing Facility
Chinese Hospital San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Sequoia Hospital Redwood City Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke's Hospital San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
California Advanced Imaging Medical Assoc. Daly City Diagnostic Testing Facility
California Advanced Imaging Medical Associates San Francisco Diagnostic Testing Facility
San Leandro Hospital San Leandro Acute Care Hospital
Bay Imaging Consultants Medical Group Walnut Creek Diagnostic Testing Facility
California Advanced Imaging Medical Associates So San Francisco Diagnostic Testing Facility
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus Walnut Creek Acute Care Hospital
Doctors Medical Center - San Pablo Campus San Pablo Acute Care Hospital
University of California San Francisco Medical Center San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Bay Imaging Consultants Medical Group Concord Diagnostic Testing Facility
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Camp Berkeley Acute Care Hospital
John Muir Medical Center, Concord Campus Concord Acute Care Hospital
San Francisco General Hospital San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Peninsula Medical Center Burlingame Acute Care Hospital
Laurel Grove Hospital Castro Valley Acute Care Hospital
Bay Imaging Consultants Medical Group Oakland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Health Diagnostics of Ca. Menlo Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
San Ramon Regional Medical Center San Ramon Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center Redwood City Acute Care Hospital

Mammography Introduction

Mammography plays a central part in early detection of breast cancers because it can show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them. The low-dose x-ray system used in most mammogram machines simply expose a small dose of ionizing radiation to the area of interest to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Current guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommend screening mammography every year for women, beginning at age 40. Research has shown that annual mammograms lead to early detection of breast cancers, when they are most curable and breast-conservation therapies are available. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) adds that women who have had breast cancer and those who are at increased risk due to a genetic history of breast cancer should seek expert medical advice about whether they should begin screening before age 40 and about the frequency of screening.

Mammography Patient Preparation

Inform your doctor or technologist if there is any possibility that you are pregnant. Mammograms can be harmful to your fetus and cause birth defects. It is recommended that you schedule a mammogram one week following your period. Guidelines about eating and drinking before a mammogram vary at different facilities. Unless you are told otherwise, you may follow your regular daily routine and take medications as usual. Do not wear any deodorant, talcum power or lotions under your arms or on your breasts the day of the exam. These can appear on the mammogram as calcium spots. Prior to your exam, discuss any new findings or problems in your breasts with your doctor. Inform your doctor of any prior surgeries, hormone use, and family or personal history of breast cancer. If possible, obtain prior mammograms and make them available to the radiologist at the time of the current exam.

What to expect during and after a Mammogram

The overall preparation and mammogram examination should take approximately 30 minutes. Prior to the procedure, describe any breast symptoms or problems to the technologist performing the exam. If areas are noted then a special adhesive marker will be placed at the location of the areas prior to the procedure. At the time of the procedure you will be asked to remove any clothing, jewelry, or other objects that might interfere with the procedure. You will also be asked to remove your clothing from your waist up and then given a hospital gown to wear. For the procedure, you will stand in front of a mammography machine. One breast at a time will be placed on the x-ray plate. Compression on the breast is required in order to minimize the amount of radiation used and to ensure optimal visualization of the breast tissue. You may feel some discomfort during this time. During the procedure, you will be asked to stay very still and may even be asked to hold your breath for a few seconds while the x-ray picture is taken to reduce the possibility of a blurred image. To take the actual x-ray picture, the technologist will walk behind a wall or into the next room to activate the x-ray machine. Multiple pictures will most likely be taking of each breast. Once the procedure is complete, you will be asked to wait until the technologist determines that the images are of high enough quality for the radiologist to read. Once cleared, ask your doctor or technician when your results will be ready.

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