Are you preparing for a mammography and wondering what it involves?
No worries – we’re here to guide you through the process in a clear and simple way.
This guide will help you understand what to expect during your mammography appointment.
When you arrive for your mammography, the healthcare team will help you feel comfortable.
You might need to undress from the waist up and put on a gown.
They’ll explain everything and answer any questions you have.
If you’re nervous or have questions, please talk to the healthcare team.
They want you to feel calm and comfortable.
They’ll work with you to make sure you’re as relaxed as possible during the test.
Once the mammography is done, you can put your clothes back on and continue with your normal activities.
There’s no need for any special recovery time.
An experienced radiologist will interpret and report on the mammogram.
They’ll explain what they see and discuss any further steps if needed.
Remember, mammography is an essential tool to help detect any changes in your breast tissue.
For mammography, the radiation dose a patient receives is very low.
The radiographer will set the equipment for the lowest dose of radiation possible, while still achieving high-quality images.
Mammography is generally safe for women with implants, but there is a very small risk that the pressure placed on the implant might cause it to rupture.
Our experienced mammography radiographers will discuss this with you prior to your mammogram.
If you are, or may be pregnant, or are breastfeeding, please inform the radiology team before your examination.
Diagnostic mammography can be performed during pregnancy if the result is required for your medical care while pregnant and the information obtained is not available from other tests that don’t use radiation such as MRI or Ultrasound.
If you have any further concerns, you should discuss this with your doctor.
Mammography is a simple and important test to keep your breast health in check.
Disclaimer: Please note, if you have any questions or reservations about an upcoming radiology scan, it is always recommended to consult with your healthcare provider, who can address your concerns directly. This is general information, not tailored to a specific individual. Please read our Terms and Conditions.