Q: Why do you have to compress my breast for a mammogram?
A: Compression is used to spread the breast tissue out to see the details of the breast tissue more clearly. Compressing the breast reduces the thickness of the breast, reducing the radiation dose.
Pink Tip: Wear two-piece clothing, such as pants and a top, to simplify undressing for your mammogram. At Duke Regional, you can relax in our spa-like atmosphere, snuggled in a plush robe in a comfortable waiting area.