Washington, DC Mammogram Cost Comparison

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A Mammogram in Washington costs $111 on average when you take the median of the 65 medical providers who perform Mammogram procedures in Washington, DC. The least expensive Mammogram in Washington is $80 for a Breast Mammogram - Both Breasts (Mammogram) while the most expensive Mammogram list price is $90 for a Breast Mammogram - One Breast (Mammogram). There are 2 different types of Mammogram provided in Washington, 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 Washington 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 $80 - $190 Free Quote
Breast Mammogram - One Breast (Mammogram) Cost Average $90 - $220 Free Quote

Compare Mammogram Providers in Washington, DC

Facility City Type
Fair Oaks Imaging Center Fairfax Diagnostic Testing Facility
Frederick Memorial Hospital Frederick Acute Care Hospital
Washington Adventist Hospital Takoma Park Acute Care Hospital
Loudoun Imaging Center Ashburn Diagnostic Testing Facility
Open MRI of Germantown Germantown Diagnostic Testing Facility
Wide Open MRI Frederick Diagnostic Testing Facility
Greater Southeast Community Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Frederick Imaging Center Frederick Diagnostic Testing Facility
Open MRI of Frederick Frederick Diagnostic Testing Facility
Fauquier Hospital Warrenton Acute Care Hospital
Physician Imaging of Washington Hospital Center Hyattsville Diagnostic Testing Facility
George Washington University Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Silver Spring Radiology Silver Spring Diagnostic Testing Facility
Korsower and Pion Radiology Rockville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Laurel Diagnostic Imaging, Drs. Branda and Greyson Laurel Diagnostic Testing Facility
Fort Washington Medical Center Fort Washington Acute Care Hospital
Washington Hospital Center Washington Acute Care Hospital
Clinical Radiologists Medical Imaging Silver Spring Diagnostic Testing Facility
Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring Acute Care Hospital
Vienna Diagnostic Imaging Vienna Diagnostic Testing Facility
Shady Grove Radiological Montgomery Village Diagnostic Testing Facility
Sibley Memorial Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Medical Imaging of North Stafford Stafford Diagnostic Testing Facility
Reston Hospital Center Reston Acute Care Hospital
Suburban Hospital Bethesda Acute Care Hospital
Riverdale Radiology Riverdale Diagnostic Testing Facility
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Alexandria Acute Care Hospital
MRI of Maryland Clinton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Montgomery General Hospital Olney Acute Care Hospital
South Potomac Bone Assessment Center Washington Diagnostic Testing Facility
Shady Grove Radiological Germantown Diagnostic Testing Facility
Howard University Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Prince William Hospital Manassas Acute Care Hospital
The Hsc Pediatric Center Washington Childrens Hospital
Southern Maryland Hospital Clinton Acute Care Hospital
Virginia Hospital Center Arlington Acute Care Hospital
Warren Memorial Hospital Front Royal Acute Care Hospital
Georgetown University Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Potomac Hospital Woodbridge Acute Care Hospital
Prince George's Hospital Center Cheverly Acute Care Hospital
Civista Medical Center La Plata Acute Care Hospital
Inova Loudoun Hospital Leesburg Acute Care Hospital
Woodbridge CT Woodbridge Diagnostic Testing Facility
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Fairfax Acute Care Hospital
Calvert Memorial Hospital Prince Frederick Acute Care Hospital
Shady Grove Radiological Rockville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Pratt Medical Center Fredericksburg Diagnostic Testing Facility
Medical Imaging at Lee's Hill Fredericksburg Diagnostic Testing Facility
Anne Arundel Diagnostics Bowie Diagnostic Testing Facility
Eagleeye Radiology Reston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Inova Fairfax Hospital Falls Church Acute Care Hospital
Providence Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Capital Imaging Bethesda Diagnostic Testing Facility
Inova Alexandria Hospital Alexandria Acute Care Hospital
Nih Clinical Center Bethesda Acute Care Hospital
Laurel Regional Hospital Laurel Acute Care Hospital
Rockville Open MRI Rockville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Children's National Medical Center Washington Childrens Hospital
Jefferson Memorial Hospital Ranson Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Shady Grove Radiological Rockville Diagnostic Testing Facility
United Radiology Greenbelt Diagnostic Testing Facility
Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg Fredericksburg Diagnostic Testing Facility
United Radiology Rockville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Rockville Acute Care Hospital
Doctors Community Hospital Lanham 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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