Mammogram (Mammography)

Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Wirral can provide rapid access to state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging for all private and insured patients.

Whether your clinician believes an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT (computerised tomography), X-ray or ultrasound would be most appropriate to support diagnosis – patients from the North West of England are able to take advantage of highly sophisticated technology within a comprehensive hospital setting.

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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Opening Times at our Radiology Department

We offer a flexible range of convenient appointments from early morning to late evening:

  • Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 9pm
  • Saturday: 8.30am - 1pm

Imaging at Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral

To make an appointment or to find out more information please call: 0151 929 5262.
For general enquiries, please complete the form on the right-hand side of this page and our customer services team will respond to you directly.

You can bring in your referral form or post your referral form to The Radiology Department, Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Holmwood Drive, Thingwall, Wirral, CH61 1AU.

Please Note:
Before your appointment can be arranged you must obtain a referral from either your GP or specialist. As an integrated department within a private hospital, help is at hand should onward referral, treatment, surgery or advice be required following the results of your scan.

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