Breast Diagnostic Tests

Digital Mammography

Mammography is the process of using X-rays to examine breast tissue. Used as both a diagnostic and screening tool, the goal of mammography is to detect the early signs of breast cancer.

What to expect?

During screening, your breasts will be imaged by a female Radiographer. Images are taken of the breast at different angles.The breast is placed on the X-ray machine and gently but firmly compressed with a clear plate for less than 10 seconds. This compression helps to give a clear picture.

You can return to your normal activities immediately after the test.

Your mammogram is viewed and reported by a Consultant Breast Radiologist. If not performed during a breast clinic, the report will be finalised within 7 working days and sent to your referring doctor.

Please be sure to bring your old mammograms along if they are in your possession, otherwise we will obtain them from another hospital for you.

For further information and appointments please contact us on:
+44 (0) 20 7234 2009, info.lbh@hcahealthcare.co.uk