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What to Expect During Your Mammography



Mammography services are provided by experienced female technologists with your privacy and comfort in mind. Screening mammography is offered Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  During the procedure, your breasts will be placed between two plates and X-rayed. Usually each breast is X-rayed twice (from the top and from the side). Adequate compression is essential to a good image of your breast, but if it becomes too uncomfortable, the pressure can be released instantly.

On the day of your mammogram, remember:

  • Bring all outside film/ultrasounds with you
  • Wear a two-piece outfit
  • Arrive 20 minutes prior to your appointment to complete the registration process
  • Bring all previous mammogram films if not performed at Baptist Health Lexington
  • Bring your insurance card
  • Do not apply lotion, powder or deodorant to your upper body
  • Bring another adult to provide supervision of any young children that accompany you
  • Bring a written order from your physician for any diagnostic exams


Meet the Physicians:
Our radiologists are Board certified, specializing in breast imaging:

CBH Breast RadiologistsAngela Moore, MD, Medical Director, graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, where she also completed a radiology degree.

Sandra Bates, MD, graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.  She completed her internship with Dept. Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch and her residency with Dept. of Neurosurgery, University of Texas Medical Branch.  Dr. Bates also completed a fellowship with Dept. Diagnostic Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin.

Molly Y. Hester, MD, graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, where she also completed a surgical internship and a radiology residency.

Francie T. Masters, MD, graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, where she also completed a neurosurgical internship and a radiology residency.

Tamara Patsey, MD, graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine before completing a radiology residency at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.