Mammogram – what is it?

What is a mammogram?

A mammogram is a low dose x-ray technique which has been developed specifically for breast examination. It is one of the ways of detecting breast cancer at an early stage, before there are any signs or symptoms of disease.

Mammography is performed at a radiology practice by a trained technician. You should allow approximately 30 minutes for the procedure. A radiologist will interpret the results and forward a report to your referring doctor.

Make an appointment at Breast Screen Victoria.

I recommend breast self-examination, physical breast examination as part of a routine gynaecological check up when you have a pap smear and mammography from the age of 40.

For a gynaecological appointment, please call the rooms for an appointment.

Author: Dr Peter England, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.
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