Mammogram (Mammography)

At Spire Little Aston Hosital in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham we offer mammogram's in our X-Ray department. 
Mammograms are available Monday to Friday and you will need a letter of referral from either your GP or a consultant. You can be seen within 48 hours.

For more information call 0121 580 7141 or email us at

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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X-Ray: For appointments call 0121 580 7141
Monday: 8.30am - 6pm
Tuesday: 8.30am - 8.30pm
Wednesday: 8.30am - 6.30pm
Thursday: 8.30pm - 5pm
Friday: 8.30pm - 8.30pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm

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