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Mammography

Mammography

A Mammogram is an XRAY technique specifically designed for the breasts.

It is one of the ways of detecting breast cancers at an early stage and also other changes in the breast.

When combined with Breast Ultrasound, Mammography and Ultrasound have a cancer detection rate of 85 percent.

As one in eleven women in Australia develop breast cancer, early detection is crucial.

Vision XRAY uses digital mammography and high resolution Ultrasound machines to allow better visualisation of breast lumps and changes in the breasts. Vision XRAY offers a full comprehensive service for breast imaging, including Mammography, Ultrasound, Breast MRI and biopsies if required.

Vision XRAY offers a dedicated breast service via the Australian Breast Centre, with specialised breast physicians and comprehensive breast imaging services.

On the day of your Mammogram please bring along any old films of your breast. Please do not wear any talcum powder, body lotion or deodorant as it can appear on the images.

During the Mammogram you will be asked to stand in front of the machine, images of your breast will be taken at different angles.

During the test, your breasts will be individually squeezed (compressed) against the machine.

The compression is only applied for a very short period of time. Some patients find this uncomfortable but it is necessary to get clear images.

Please let the technician know immediately if it is too painful.