Before and after the Mammogram
- Before the Mammogram:
If you have been referred by your physician or would like go for your routine check-up, you can book an appointment at any of our branches.
- It is advised not to schedule your mammogram for the week before your menstrual cycle if your breasts are usually tender during this time.
The best time to book an appointment is normally one week following your monthly cycle.
- Always inform your doctor or radiographer if there is any possibility that you might be pregnant.
Do not wear deodorant, talcum powder or lotion under your arms on the day of the exam as these can appear on the x-ray film as white spots mimicking pathology.
Very important: Remember to make your previous mammogram images available to the radiologist at the time of the current examination.
After the mammogram:
Digital images and reports are available to your referring doctor as soon as the radiologists have viewed the examination and reported on the findings. The radiologist, on occasion, may discuss preliminary results with you at the time of scanning, if necessary and appropriate.