Alinea offers a convenient way for women in Los Angeles, Orange County and Inland Empire  to get mammograms with our digital mobile mammography services. 

How do I prepare for a Mammogram?

  • Do not wear perfume, deodorant, or powder the day of exam
  • If new patient, bring previous mammogram films and report
  • Please wear two piece clothing
  • Do not schedule one week before menstrual period

The technologist will show you to a private dressing room, hand you a robe and ask you to remove everything above your waist.

What happens after getting a mammogram?

All mammography facilities are now required to send your results to you within 30 days. You will be contacted within 5 working days if there is a problem with the mammogram. You will be notified personally if there is a breast tissue abnormality in your mammogram. Only one or two mammograms out of every 1,000 lead to a diagnosis of breast cancer. Approximately 10% of women will require additional mammography. Don't be alarmed if this happens to you. Only 8%-10% of those women will need a biopsy, and most of those biopsies will not be cancer.

When will I get the mammogram results and how?

In general, results are available to your referring physician within 5 days.