Mammography is X-Ray imaging of the breast
There are two main uses of mammography namely
There are certain instructions to be done before coming for the mammography test. They are
During mammography, a specially qualified radiographer will position your breast on a special platform on the mammography machine and will then compress your breast. X rays will then be passed through the breast to take the image. This is done in two positions, namely from above to below and sideways. The breast is compressed because
As the breast is compressed by the machine, women who have a sore or tender breast may find it uncomfortable and may have some discomfort. If your breasts are tender during a particular time of the menstrual cycle, refrain from scheduling your appointment at that time and schedule your appointment at a time that will be comfortable for you.
The amount of radiation that is emitted during mammography is so low that it safe to undergo a mammogram. Please do inform the doctor or a technician if you are pregnant so that this test can be avoided