Breast Cancer Awareness is not just about October, and Mammogram screening only cost from only AED 250.
At Clemenceau Medical Centre Hospital in Dubai we perform High Definition Mammograms using an advanced 3D (also known as breast tomosynthesis) imaging system that combines multiple breast X-rays to create a three-dimensional picture of the breast.
The system provides greater comfort during the test than conventional Mammogram system and uses low-dose radiation. Your Mammogram will be interpreted by a US Trained Female Breast Radiologist.
The procedure is used to screen for breast cancer mostly in people who show no signs or symptoms. A 3D mammogram can as well be used to investigate the cause of breast problems, such as a breast mass, pain, and nipple discharge.
Schedule your mammogram at a time when your breast is less likely to be tender, during the first two weeks after your period starts.
The patient should bring their prior mammogram images if any, especially if this is your first time at our facility. The images should be presented to the radiologist so as to compare with the new images.
Additionally, it is recommended to avoid the use of deodorant before your mammogram. Deodorants, antiperspirants, powders, lotions, creams, or perfumes can interfere with the imaging.
Once you arrive, you’ll be given a gown and asked to remove any necklaces and clothing from the waist up. You’ll then be asked stand in front of the mammography machine.
The breast imaging technologist then places one of the patient’s breasts on a platform and raises or lowers the platform to match the patient’s height. The breast is gradually pressed against the platform by a clear plastic plate, applying pressure for a few seconds so as to spread out the breast tissue.
The patient should inform the technologist if she is experiencing any discomfort because the pressure itself isn’t harmful.
The 3D mammography machine will move above the patient from one side to the other as it collects images. The technologist may ask the patient to stand still or hold her breath for a few seconds. This is to minimize movement.
The pressure on the breast is then released, and the machine is then positioned to take an image of the patient’s breast from the side. The images collected are synthesized by a computer to form a 3D picture of the patient’s breast.
The radiologist examines the images for any abnormalities or suspicious findings. If an unusual finding is observed, the radiologist will decide whether additional testing is needed.
At Clemenceau Medical Center Hospital Dubai at Mammogram with consultation is only AED 450.
From age 40 is recommended by many healthcare facilities. The American Cancer Society recommends that women with an AVERAGE risk of breast cancer start getting mammograms every year at age 45. Women with a HIGH risk of breast cancer are recommended to start getting mammograms earlier. If you are unsure what age you should start, book an appointment with our breast radiologist.
From start to finish a mammogram typically takes around 20 minutes.
You will need to check with your insurance policy whether screening mammograms or/and diagnostic mammograms are covered. With certain insurances screening mammograms may also be covered.
Yes. The radiation dose you receive in a mammogram is low dose, and is typically much lower than the annual standard background radiation you would be exposed to from natural sources. The benefits of a mammogram and early detection of breast cancer, far outweigh any risks.
Yes. The pressure placed on the breast during a mammogram will not rupture your implant. So it is safe to have a mammogram if you have breast implants.