Mammography

Performed by experienced and caring female radiographers at Carlingford Medical Imaging and High Street Medical Imaging from 9am to 5pm during weekdays (as well as weekends in Carlingford).

It is crucial to bring your previous films on the day of study.

What is mammography?

Mammography is a low dose X-Ray of your breasts. It is used for screening and diagnosis of certain conditions that affect breast tissue. It is commonly used for the early detection of breast cancer.

Preparation:

Don’t use deodorants or talcum powder on the day of the examination. Please remove deodorants and talcum powder from previous days as well.

Please bring any previous films with you for comparison.

What happens?

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.

How long does a mammography examination take?

About 15 minutes.

Your images and report:

It is important that you make an appointment to return to your doctor after you have collected your examination result. Whether they are normal or abnormal, your doctor needs to correlate with other information for further management.

Your result will include a copy of the images from your study as well as a report from our radiologist.

Depending on your referrer’s preference(s), a copy of the report can also be sent to your referring doctor by fax or electronic download.

Digital copies of all studies are stored on our secured database for comparison with any future examinations.

Available
at these
Locations

High Street, Penrith

Carlingford

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All Medicare Eligible ...

  • X-Ray
  • OPG
  • CT
  • Ultrasound
  • MRI
  • DEXA, CT BMD
  • Mammography