This is an X-ray of the breast that provides images on a computer. Check with your provider to see if they use film or digital images.
A digital mammogram is an x-ray of the breast. The digital images are displayed on a computer screen. The images can be printed if necessary. An older technology provides images that are printed on radiology film. Check with your healthcare provider to determine which type of technology will be used, as costs may vary.
Based upon the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, screening mammography is covered without deductibles or copayments when performed by an in-network provider. Diagnostic mammography is subject to deductibles and copayments. When submitting information, your provider decides whether the test is for screening or diagnostic purposes. A diagnostic mammogram, done as follow up to breast cancer evaluation or treatment, is usually subject to a deductible and/or copayment.
Here are some things you should know before having a mammogram.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?
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