If the examination was requested by your (general) practitioner, it is usually reimbursed by your insurance company. View the fee schedule
A mammogram is an X-ray examination of the breasts. The pictures can assess the glandular tissue. Sometimes an additional ultrasound-mammography examination is carried out. A mammogram can be requested by your general practitioner or specialist.
In a mammogram, an image (mammogram) of the breast gland is made by means of soft X-rays. This electromagnetic radiation penetrates the body's tissues.
The breast does not let through the same amount of this radiation. A mammogram shows the different structures and reveals any abnormalities. A radiologist can assess a mammogram properly but sometimes it may be necessary to carry out an additional examination, such as an ultrasound scan.
The film below shows you how a mammogram is performed.
How is a mammogram performed?
Do not use body lotion or talcum powder before the examination, as they may cause distortions in the photograph.
If you prepare well, the examination will go smoothly and quickly.
The (general) practitioner who requested the examination will receive the results within 24 hours. He/she will contact you to discuss the results.
X-rays penetrate the human body in varying degrees without becoming radioactive. Because the amount of radiation must be limited for everyone, the lab technicians and radiologists at CliniX ensure that the amount of radiation in each examination is as low as possible. A mammogram uses soft X-rays. There are therefore almost no risks associated with the examination.
It is undesirable for this examination to be carried out during pregnancy. The radiation can be harmful to the unborn child. If you are pregnant, or there is a possibility that you might be, consult your doctor. He or she can weigh up the risks of radiation to the unborn child against the need for the mammogram.
To make an appointment, please contact us at 075 650 29 75. We are available from 08.00 - 16.30.
For this treatment you need a reference from the general practitioner.
You can usually get an appointment within 3 working days. Please call for an appointment.