When you arrive at the clinic, the staff will check your details and ask you about any breast problems you have had. At this point, if you have any queries, please ask.
During the examination
Mammograms are carried out by mammographers, who will
explain the procedure to you
then place your breast onto the mammogram machine and lower a plastic plate onto it to flatten it and keep your breast still and get clear X-rays.
will usually take X-rays of each breast
The whole appointment takes less than 30 minutes and the mammogram only takes a few minutes.
Mammograms are usually accompanied with an ultrasound test as part of your breast screening. Apart from which your consultant may advice for certain additional tests to be conducted:
Ultrasound guided localisation
Fine needle aspirations
Marker clip insertion
Magseed clip insertion
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