Visiting a lab technician for mammograms on a regular basis for women is highly recommended. This will help you to detect the possibility of having cancer at the earliest stage and go for treatment. But what is involved in having the test? Do you need to be necked? Can I wear jeans to a mammogram? Let us see.
It is important that before going to any place you haven’t been before you should have some basic knowledge about that place and what is required of you. Having this prior knowledge will help you to prepare well and be ready for it. As in the case of mammograms, you need to know what will happen there and prepare so that you will be comfortable while waiting for your test.
Do you have to be necked during mammograms?
No, you don’t need to be necked during mammograms. To help you understand how you need to dress to a mammogram, you need to understand how the test goes.
To be able to detect growths on your body (breast), low energy spectrum (X-Rays) will be passed through your breast and as such you need to remove anything covering the breast.
Since the important part or where the test will be carried out is on your breast, you don’t need to be necked, you only need to remove your top and place your breast on the plate.
But you might have to get necked if you put on the wrong type of dressing. So how do you need to dress while going for a mammogram? We will talk about that in the subtopic after the next.
Can you wear jeans to a mammogram?
Yes, you can wear jeans to a mammogram. As we have said earlier, during mammograms, the only part of the body that is needed is the breast. This means that you only need to remove your top and bra or anything applied on the breast.
So you can wear jeans trousers to a mammogram without need of removing it. Unlike wearing jeans to a chiropractor which is not advisable.
What type of clothes should I wear to a mammogram?
In order not to get necked while at the mammographic center, you need to wear the appropriate type of clothes. As we have noted earlier, the only place that you need for the X-ray is your breast and as such you will only need to remove clothes from your waist upward.
To avoid removing all your clothes, Wear a shirt with shorts, pants, or a skirt. This way, you can undress from the waist up and leave your shorts, pants, or skirt on when you get your mammogram.
But if you should wear Gowns and jumpsuits, you have to go necked or have to reschedule your time.
Furthermore, it is important not to wear any type of deodorant, perfume, lotion, or powder around the arms or on breasts on the day of your mammogram appointment. These things can make shadows show up on your mammogram.