Mammography is a crucial method of breast screening that uses the power of X-rays to identify breast cancers early when they are too small to feel or see.
A mammogram is an X-ray of your breasts. X-rays use high energy rays to take pictures of the inside of your body.
You might have mammograms:
The health professionals who take mammograms are called mammographers. The mammogram itself usually only takes a few minutes, but the appointment may last about 30 minutes.
As part of our mammogram service we are able to provide:
At our LycaHealth breast centres, the mammogram machines we use have tomosynthesis capability. This means our radiologists can capture a 3D view of your breast; making it much easier to detect cancer because the breast can be viewed from a variety of angles.
We are passionate about providing our patients with access to the highest quality healthcare and diagnostic tools there is to offer.
The procedure itself is very quick, and only lasts between 15 and 30 minutes. Your female mammographer will guide you through the entire process, making sure to go at a pace you are comfortable with.
Generally, your results will be available to you within 72 working hours. The vast majority of mammogram results come back as normal (around four in every 100 people who have a mammogram are called back for further breast testing). It’s important to remember that if this does happen, it doesn’t mean that you have cancer, it simply means we need to take a further look at what’s going on.
Should we find something abnormal on your mammogram, our team of breast care specialists will devise the most appropriate pathway for managing your condition. We will help you to arrange any necessary follow up appointments and tests to ensure that you receive all the information, advice and support you need at this time.
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