At Spire Leicester Hospital, we offer private mammography to patients from Leicester, Nottingham, Oakham, Melton Mowbray, Market Harborough and surrounding areas.
All our mammography is undertaken on the latest Siemens digital imaging equipment providing very high quality images.
To book an appointment you will need a doctor's referral from your GP or consultant. Our qualified radiographers will guide you through your experience during scanning and a Consultant Radiologist will report their clinical findings to your referring Consultant or GP afterwards.
Alternatively Spire Leicester Hospital also has a Bupa Health Assessment Centre where female patients over the age of 40 can choose to have a mammogram as part of a Bupa Complete Health screen or as part of a Breast Health screen. To find out more about these health screens contact our Bupa Health Assessment Centre on 0116 271 3388 or click here for more information.
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.