Skip to main content

Mammography Services

A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast designed to help find tumors that may be too small to feel.

Screening Mammogram

A screening mammogram is typically ordered by a health care provider for patients as a preventative diagnostic tool.

To schedule a screening mammogram (for women who have no signs or symptoms of breast disease), call our Central Scheduling office at 207-396-7750.

Diagnostic Mammogram

In about 10% of screening mammograms completed, changes in the breast are found that call for additional testing. Further study may include a diagnostic mammogram. A diagnostic mammogram is testing completed when a radiologist asks for added imaging to be done with x-ray or ultrasound, or both.

A request for you to return for more imaging does not mean that you have cancer! For screening and diagnostic mammograms, a radiologist will review and a report of the radiologist's findings or recommendations will be sent to your health care provider. Patients will also receive a letter informing you of the results.

Digital Breast Tomography

We now offer the latest in breast cancer screening and diagnosis—Digital Breast Tomography (DBT), also known as 3D mammography.

Preparing for Your Appointment

  • If you’ve had mammograms before, let us know so we may obtain the files in advance and make them available to the radiologist for comparison to the current exam.
  • On the day of your appointment, do not apply deodorant or powder to underarms or around breasts. These can appear on the mammogram as calcium spots.
  • Please confirm that we have received—or bring with you—your physician’s referral.