Mammogram

Mammograms are probably the most important tool doctors have to help them diagnose, evaluate, and follow up women who've had breast cancer. Safe and highly accurate, a mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. The technique has been in use for about thirty years, but has improved dramatically in quality. Sometimes, needle localizations and biopsies need to be done under mammogram control. Ultrasound may also be used to supplement mammography.

Women also need to practice breast self-examination, and get regular breast examinations by an experienced health care professional.

This practice utilizes a Digital Mammography system, which uses X-Rays to produce a high quality digital image. This digital machine is capable of doing Tomosynthesis (3D imaging) making detection of small lesions in dense breast tissue higher. If a lesion is detected then we have stereotactic biopsy facilities to ensure accuracy whilst acquiring a sample.Our specialised Radiographers have many years experience, and are highly qualified in their field. They provide a gentle and caring service to all patients.

 
     
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