Spire Manchester Hospital offers a comprehensive mammography service led by specialist consultant radiologists and female radiographers. Each mammogram is reviewed by two specialist consultant breast radiologists after your appointment, ensuring every possible opportunity is taken to identify areas of concern.
For more information about our radiology department and diagnostic imaging services offered at Spire Manchester Hospital please visit our diagnostic imaging page.
Spire Manchester Hospital offers a One Stop Breast Clinic to patients who have found a breast lump or have noticed a change or other symptoms, read more about our One Stop Breast Clinic here.
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.