Mammogram (Mammography)

At Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, we offer private mammograms (mammography) to patients from Cambridge and East Anglia. You will need a doctor's referral from your GP or consultant and appointments are available five days a week, including early morning and some evenings.

What is a mammogram (mammography)?

Mammography is a type of scanning that uses low dose x-rays to examine the breast. It is used to help identify breast cancer in its early stages as it can find cancers that are too small to feel.

Having a mammogram

During a mammogram the radiographer will position your breast in a mammography unit.

Your breast will be placed on a special platform and compressed with a paddle. This is necessary so all the breast tissue can be x-rayed. The radiographer will then walk behind a screen and activate the machine.

The whole procedure will take around 30 minutes.

Pay for private diagnostic tests and scans such as a mammogram with a one-off payment at Spire Healthcare

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How to contact us

    To make an appointment for a scan please call 01223 266955

    For self pay treatment enquiries please call 01223 266929

      For all other enquiries please call the hospital on 01223 266900

      Alternatively complete our online enquiry form and we can call you

      Scans and investigations

      Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital offers a broad range of tests, scans and investigations to help your GP or consultant make as accurate a diagnosis as possible. Our investigations include MRI, DEXA, CT, X-Ray and many more. Click here to read more

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