Spire Southampton Hospital offers private mammograms whether you have private medical insurance or paying for the scan yourself. To book an appointment please call our diagnostic imaging department on 023 8076 4364.
Our opening times for the mammogram service are Monday - Friday 09.00 - 17.00.
To make an online enquiry about mammograms please click 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.