What is Digital Mammography?

Mammography can aid in the detection and diagnosis of breast diseases, lumps, cysts and benign and malignant tumors. It is indicated for one or both breasts.


Reasons for recommending a mammogram:

  • A mammogram is recommended once every year for women over the age of 35 to screen for breast cancer or any other breast diseases. It can help detect breast cancer early. To evaluate the effect of cancer therapy
  • To check for recurrence of cancer
  • To diagnose any breast lump 
  • To detect breast abnormalities in regards to size, shape and location 


How can I prepare for the scan?

  • Do not put any deo/ talcum powder on your chest before the scan
  • Women should tell their doctors if there is any chance they may be pregnant. If in doubt, make sure to take a pregnancy test before performing the scan. If positive, the test is not advised.


Names of Previous reports/scans required?

  • Doctor’s note and file
  • USG report (if any, for breasts)
  • Treatment/surgery details along with the reports
  • Any other relevant history


How long is the procedure for?

  • Total time – 30-40 min


Can I walk in for a Digital mammography  without prior appointment?

  • Yes (Confirm by calling on 8869906990 before arriving at the centre)


 History of allergy?



How is the scan done?

  1. During the procedure, the breast is placed on a small platform and compressed with a paddle while it is exposed to a very low dose of radiation. 
  2. Images are then displayed on a computer screen or printed on a special film. 
  3. The entire mammogram procedure takes about 30 minutes to perform.