At Spire Clare Park Hospital in Farnham, Surrey, we offer a wide range of diagnostic procedures and imaging including mammograms. With experienced breast radiologists you can be assured of a high standard of care within a clean and safe environment.
Ask your GP to refer you to the Radiology Department at Spire Clare Park Hospital. For more information, contact our Radiology Department on 01252 895 427. This department is open 8am-7pm.
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.