What is Mammography?
A mammogram or mammography test uses low-energy X-RAY for Breast Imaging for the assessment of breast lesions. Each of the breasts is examined separately, compressed against a film to obtain images of calcification and masses in the breasts.
Why is a Mammography test performed?
A mammography test may be performed for several reasons, either through a referral by a doctor or opted by the patient independently.
Screening Mammography: If a doctor recommends a mammogram as a routine examination to check for any changes in the breasts which may be signs and symptoms of breast cancer.
Diagnostic Mammography: A diagnostic mammogram of the breasts can help in the diagnosis of unusual breast changes noticed by a woman like a lump, pain, nipple thickening or discharge, or a change in breast size and shape.
Breast Cancer is the second most common cancer as seen in Indian females and accounts for nearly 20% of all cancers seen in Indian women.
WHO recommends preventive screening for breast cancer every 2 years for women, regardless of their age.
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The patient should ensure that they are not carrying any of the following items with them for the scan.
Mobile phones, wallets with ATM cards, keys
Any metallic objects (including zippers, buttons, hair clips, locket, coins, etc)
Metal-embroidered clothes, polyester clothes
Failure to comply with these instructions may result in serious injury and burns to the patient as well as bad image quality.
Pregnant patients should inform their physician and technician prior to the scan.
Reporting Time & Delivery
Reports are typically ready within 24 hours from the time of the scan. The patient can inquire about the status of the report by calling 9988822212.
Once ready, the patient may collect the reports from the centre between 9 AM and 7 PM all days of the week.