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A 43-year-old female asked:

What if you forget to hold your breath during a mammogram image being taken would that mess up the mammogram? i was breathing and didn't hold breath

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Dr. Dmitry Rakita
Specializes in Radiology
Probably ok: Breathing during a mammogram could cause motion blurring. However Mammo techs and radiologists are taught to look out for that and if significant motion is seen a mammogram is typically repeated, either right after the tech checks the images or after a radiologist reviews it.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Breathing could: potentially cause some blurring on the mammogram, but technologists and radiologists are trained to recognize this, and will repeat the image if there is a problem.

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Last updated Apr 30, 2019

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