A Mammogram is an X-ray examination of the breasts using dedicated equipment that compresses the breast to maximise image quality. This imaging process aids in determining whether or not a lump is a gland, harmless cyst or a tumour.
Please advise us beforehand
Please advise us prior to the examination if you are or if you suspect you may be pregnant.
Please bring your referral, Medicare and Pension Health Care Cards with any previous imaging relating to the region being scanned.
Please don’t use talcum powder or deodorants on the day of the examination. We recommend wearing two-piece clothing.
What happens during the procedure
X-rays are taken from different views of each breast. Sometimes magnified views or localised views of particular areas are also obtained.
The breast is positioned on the reading plate and compressed with a plastic plate. This makes it the same thickness and is essential for good quality images.
We have full digital mammography which gives the best images with the lowest radiation dose. It also shortens the examination time as there is no waiting for film processing.
How long does it take?
A Mammogram takes approx 15 minutes.