A mammogram is a radiological examination of the breast using X-rays.
To perform this examination, it is necessary to compress the breast to obtain a good image quality and thus reduce the dose of X-rays. To reduce the discomfort of compression and for better analysis, it is recommended to perform this examination in the first part of the menstrual cycle.
Sometimes we have to perform a puncture/biopsy. This simple, quick procedure is performed with a needle to take a sample using ultrasound guidance or by tomosynthesis.
- Ultrasound with puncture/biopsy
- If you are pregnant or likely to be pregnant, please indicate this when making your appointment to adapt or postpone the examination.
- Having a breast prosthesis is not a contraindication to mammography.
If you have an Injections or biopsies and if you are on anticoagulant therapy, please inform our receptionists and our medical staff when making the appointment.
- Allow 1/2 hour for the examination.
- Do not apply creams or lotions or use deodorant before the exam.
- The exam should be scheduled between the 5th and 12th day of the menstrual cycle.
- Your previous mammograms
- The examination form signed by the prescribing physician or the Foundation’s prescription
- Your health insurance card
- Our medical staff will accompany you throughout your visit to our centers.
- After you have removed your shirt and other garments, the radiology technician will place you in front of the mammography machine and help you place one breast, then the other, between two plates that gradually compress the breast. This controlled compression is necessary to obtain quality images and lasts only a few seconds.
- At the end of the examination, a breast ultrasound will probably be performed by the radiologist.
- At the end of the examination, your images will be given to you and the results sent to the prescribing physician.
Philips MicroDose Mammography Air Cooled + CADS
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