Boston, MA Mammogram Cost Comparison

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A Mammogram in Boston costs $125 on average when you take the median of the 50 medical providers who perform Mammogram procedures in Boston, MA. The least expensive Mammogram in Boston is $90 for a Breast Mammogram - Both Breasts (Mammogram) while the most expensive Mammogram list price is $100 for a Breast Mammogram - One Breast (Mammogram). There are 2 different types of Mammogram provided in Boston, 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 Boston 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 - Both Breasts (Mammogram) Cost Average $90 - $220 Free Quote
Breast Mammogram - One Breast (Mammogram) Cost Average $100 - $250 Free Quote

Compare Mammogram Providers in Boston, MA

Facility City Type
Emerson Hospital Concord Acute Care Hospital
Essex and Optima Medical Imaging Salem Diagnostic Testing Facility
Metrowest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital Framingham Acute Care Hospital
Parkland Medical Center Derry Acute Care Hospital
Winchester Hospital Winchester Acute Care Hospital
Portsmouth Regional Hospital Portsmouth Acute Care Hospital
Melrose Wakefield Hospital Melrose Acute Care Hospital
South Shore Hospital South Weymouth Acute Care Hospital
Brockton Hospital Brockton Acute Care Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Tufts-new England Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
The Mclean Hospital Corporation Belmont Diagnostic Testing Facility
Quincy Medical Center Quincy Acute Care Hospital
Franciscan Hospital for Children Boston Childrens Hospital
Physician Diagnostics South Weymouth Diagnostic Testing Facility
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham Needham Acute Care Hospital
Anna Jaques Hospital Newburyport Acute Care Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Longwood MRI Specialists Brookline Diagnostic Testing Facility
Women's Health Imaging Suite Andover Diagnostic Testing Facility
The Cambridge Hospital Cambridge Acute Care Hospital
The MRI Center of Woburn Woburn Diagnostic Testing Facility
Milton Radiologists Milton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Coolidge Corner Imaging Brookline Diagnostic Testing Facility
Dana-farber Cancer Institute Boston Acute Care Hospital
Nashoba Valley Medical Center Ayer Acute Care Hospital
Portsmouth Radiological Portsmouth Diagnostic Testing Facility
Weymouth MRI Weymouth Diagnostic Testing Facility
Lahey Clinic Medical Center Burlington Acute Care Hospital
Pentucket Medical Radiology Haverhill Diagnostic Testing Facility
InMed Diagnostic Womens Center Norwell Diagnostic Testing Facility
Faulkner Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Mount Auburn Hospital Cambridge Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center Brockton Acute Care Hospital
Merrimack Valley Hospital Haverhill Acute Care Hospital
Metrowest MRI Framingham Diagnostic Testing Facility
Merrimack Imaging North Andover Diagnostic Testing Facility
Derry Imaging Center Derry Diagnostic Testing Facility
Lawrence General Hospital Lawrence Acute Care Hospital
Marlborough Hospital Marlborough Acute Care Hospital
Saints Medical Center Lowell Acute Care Hospital
Seacoast Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Plymouth Diagnostic Testing Facility
West Suburban Imaging Center Wellesley Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
NSMC Union Hospital Lynn Acute Care Hospital
Boston Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
Merrimack Valley MRI Salem Diagnostic Testing Facility
Milton Hospital Milton Acute Care Hospital
Lowell General Hospital Lowell Acute Care Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
North Shore Magnetic Imaging Center Peabody Diagnostic Testing Facility

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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