A mammogram is an X-ray test that produces an image of the inner breast tissue. This technique is used to visualize structures within the breasts. Mammography, therefore, can help in identifying cysts, calcifications, and tumors within the breast.
A mammography is an examination used to detect breast pathologies. The breast is placed in a compression device, therefore the breast must be compressed. A diagnostic mammography is performed on individuals with symptoms (when a mass has been palpated in the breast) or for screening (to look for the presence of an anomaly in individuals without symptoms).
Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP)
The Ontario Breast Screening Program provides high quality breast cancer screening services to women living in Ontario, using mammography. The OBSP currently accepts women aged 50 and over who may refer themselves to the OBSP.
These services are offered at Hôpital Montfort and at the Orléans Health Hub.
Do not wear perfume, deodorant or powder. Show up 30 minutes before your exam to register. If you arrive late, your appointment may be rescheduled.
For a regular mammography or a mammography with implants, the duration of the examination is 10 to 20 minutes.
When a mammography reveals abnormal or uncertain signs, additional views must be performed to determine an accurate diagnosis. The compression technique remains the same. These are additional tests to better focus on the area of interest.
Instructions: You must not apply perfume, deodorant or powder.
Duration: 15 minutes.
Once the examination is completed, no further action is required. The radiologist will interpret the results, which will be sent to the referring physician and your family physician.
Your results will also be available on the Patient portal.
This service is also available at the Orléans Health Hub.
Patients with an appointment will receive
an automated reminder by phone, up to
5 days prior to their appointment.
This service requires a medical referral from your physician.