What is Galactography (Ductography)?
Galactography is an x-ray examination that uses mammography, a low-dose x-ray system for examining breasts, and a contrast material to obtain pictures, called Galactograms, of the inside of the breast's milk ducts.
Why should I do it?
The most common use of galactography is to evaluate a woman who has a bloody or clear discharge from her breast nipple and an otherwise normal mammogram.
Any preparations needed?
The nipple should not be squeezed prior to the exam
You should inform your physician of any medications you are taking and if you have any allergies, especially to barium or iodinated contrast materials.
Inform your doctor about recent illnesses or other medical conditions.
Always inform your doctor or x-ray technologist if there is any possibility that you are pregnant.
As in mammography, do not wear deodorant, talcum powder or lotion under your arms or on your breasts on the day of the exam.
In addition, before the examination you will be asked to remove all jewelry and clothing above the waist