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A mammogram is a special X-Ray of the breast tissue, taken by placing the breast between an X-Ray source and sensor, which are like two hard plates. Some women may find the test uncomfortable as the breast tissue is squeezed between these two surfaces. Each breast is imaged as a separate procedure.
Healthy women can have a mammogram at a breast screening clinic without a referral from a doctor. A mammogram may be requested by your doctor if you discover a lump in your breast.
Mammogram results are usually sent by the Radiologist to your General Practitioner (GP), several days after the test. The results may show:
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