IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE | Wednesday, September 22, 2021
IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
We are making every effort to comply with public health and CDC guidelines, which include limiting patient exposure for non-essential services. Please only send patients for urgent imaging services until further notice.
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are working to continue providing exceptional care and in doing so may need to reschedule some non-emergent or non-critical procedures and appointments.
All scheduled patients will be screened during appointment confirmation calls.
All scheduled patients will also be screened at their time of check-in.
Please let us know if you have a cough, fever and/or shortness of breath or if you have been in close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 in the past 10 days. You will be imaged with special procedures to limit your time in the center.
No walk-in patients.
No visitor or companion may come in the center.
Caregivers may assist patients entering the center and then leave during the exam.
A ductogram is performed to help us better understand the causes of nipple discharge and to see what the inside of your breast ducts looks like.
Tell your physician or the technologist performing the exam if there is any possibility that you are pregnant. Your doctor may postpone the exam to reduce the possible risk of exposing your baby to radiation.
The doctor or technologist will clean the skin over the area for examination. He or she will then inject a medication to numb the area using a very small needle. A tiny thread-like catheter will be passed into the opening of the duct and then a small amount of X-ray dye will be used to fill the duct. Several images of the area will then be taken.
Generally, there is minimal or no discomfort with this procedure.
A radiologist will review your exam images and report the findings to your doctor. Your doctor will then discuss the findings and next steps with you.