- Annual mammograms are recommended for women starting at the age of 40
- No physician referral is required for an annual screening exam
- It is your choice where you get your mammogram
- If you meet the requirements, most insurances cover annual mammograms at no cost to you
During a typical annual screening mammogram, images are taken of each breast from two angles. Sometimes a follow-up diagnostic mammogram is needed after a screening mammogram to collect more information about your breast tissue. A diagnostic mammogram may take longer than a screening mammogram as it requires more images and different angles to rule out any abnormalities.