Pittsburgh, PA Mammogram Cost Comparison

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A Mammogram in Pittsburgh costs $103 on average when you take the median of the 40 medical providers who perform Mammogram procedures in Pittsburgh, PA. The least expensive Mammogram in Pittsburgh is $70 for a Breast Mammogram - Both Breasts (Mammogram) while the most expensive Mammogram list price is $80 for a Breast Mammogram - One Breast (Mammogram). There are 2 different types of Mammogram provided in Pittsburgh, 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 Pittsburgh 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 $80 - $210 Free Quote
Breast Mammogram - Both Breasts (Mammogram) Cost Average $70 - $180 Free Quote

Compare Mammogram Providers in Pittsburgh, PA

Facility City Type
Canonsburg General Hospital Canonsburg Acute Care Hospital
Heritage Valley Beaver Beaver Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Highfield Open MRI Pittsburgh Diagnostic Testing Facility
Weinstein Imaging Associates, P. C. Pittsburgh Diagnostic Testing Facility
Allegheny Imaging of Mccandless Pittsburgh Diagnostic Testing Facility
Magee-womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Regional Diagnostics Homstead Diagnostic Testing Facility
St Clair Osteoporosis Center Bethel Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
Armstrong County Memorial Hospital Kittanning Acute Care Hospital
Heritage Valley Sewickley Sewickley Acute Care Hospital
Frick Hospital Mount Pleasant Acute Care Hospital
Mercy Jeannette Hospital Jeannette Acute Care Hospital
West Mifflin Imaging Associates West Mifflin Diagnostic Testing Facility
Uniontown Hospital Uniontown Acute Care Hospital
Allegheny General Hospital - Suburban Campus Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Regional Diagnostics Clairton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Clair Hospital Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Ohio Valley General Hospital Mckees Rocks Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mckeesport Mckeesport Acute Care Hospital
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Jefferson Regional Medical Center Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Monongahela Valley Hospital Monongahela Acute Care Hospital
Monroeville Diagnostic Imaging Monroeville Diagnostic Testing Facility
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center St. Margaret Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Childrens Hospital
The Washington Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Excela Rcl PET CT Imaging Greensburg Diagnostic Testing Facility
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Passavant Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Westmoreland Regional Hospital Greensburg Acute Care Hospital
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital - Forbes Regional Monroeville Acute Care Hospital
Open MRI of Connellsville Connellsville Diagnostic Testing Facility
The Children's Institute Pittsburgh Childrens Hospital
Butler Memorial Hospital Butler Acute Care Hospital
The Center for Medical Imaging Greensburg Diagnostic Testing Facility
Premier Medical Radiology Monroeville Diagnostic Testing Facility
The Children's Home of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Childrens Hospital
Alle-kiski Medical Center Natrona Heights Acute Care Hospital
Latrobe Hospital Latrobe 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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