How much radiation am I exposed to during a mammogram?
It is equivalent to the amount of radiation you get from flying from New York to California.
Should I have a mammogram every other year to limit my radiation exposure?
Radiation is not cumulative, meaning it won’t build up over time and cause harm. The amount of radiation you are exposed to during a mammogram is well within safe ranges. The American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) recommend annual mammograms.