Many times, women will ask our technologists at our various Capitol Imaging Services affiliate, Diagnostic Imaging Services, centers on the proper way to conduct a breast self-examination. While there are numerous pieces of literature available, as well as many online resources, here is a step-by-step guide we like to recommend.

Of course, your doctor, nurse practitioner or other health care provider can also recommend the best ways to examine your breasts.

The important thing is to do it on a monthly basis. Regularly examining your breasts on your own can be an important way to find a breast cancer early, when it’s more likely to be treated successfully. Not every cancer can be found this way, but it is a critical step you can and should take for yourself.

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Diagnostic Imaging Services performs screening and diagnostic mammograms at our Covington – Highway 21, Marrero, Metairie – Veterans Memorial Boulevard and Slidell centers in Louisiana. Tens of thousands of women place their trust in us to efficiently and effectively screen for breast cancer.

Capitol Imaging Services is the largest independent radiology practice of its type serving the southeastern United States. Not only do we perform the scan, such as a mammogram, but also provide the radiology expertise to review test images and issue important findings to physicians and other healthcare providers.

We also often lower out of pocket costs by performing these services at lower fees. For people with unfulfilled health insurance deductibles, that’s a major financial advantage. And, this advantage is enjoyed without sacrificing quality of care or imaging technology.

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