What is mammography?
A mammogram is a breast x-ray. The breast will be placed between two plastic plates that can flatten it, spreading out the breast tissue so any potential abnormalities will be visible on the image.
Each breast will be X-rayed at least twice. Some people require more pictures to be taken. Most women experience discomfort or pain when their breasts are flattened. The pressure will only last for a few seconds. If the pain is too much, please notify the lab technician. He or she will try to make the process as comfortable as possible for you.
After the procedure
If no abnormalities were found, you can go home directly after the procedure.
Your physicians will discuss the results with you during your next consultation. You may receive your results on the same day.