Before the Appointment
An booking is required for a Mammogram. The locations of our Mammogram services are listed on your Capital Radiology referral and find your most convenient Capital Radiology site to you. Capital Radiology accepts all radiology provider referrals. So even if you have another form we will happily perform your test.
If you experience tenderness in the breasts before your menstrual period, we advise you do not schedule the exam during this time. The best time is one week following your menstrual period unless the examination is urgent.
If you have breast implants, please advise staff at the time of booking, as you may need to be allocated a longer appointment.
It is recommended that you do not wear any talcum powder, cream or deodorant under your arms or around the breast area on the day of your examination.
Please remember to bring:
- Your referral form
- Medicare Card / Pension Card
- Any prior X-ray or scan films, including Breastscreen
What is a Mammogram?
A Mammogram is an x-ray of the breasts, taken on dedicated machines by specially trained radiographers then interpreted by a Specialist Radiologist who will report results back to your doctor.
A mammogram can enable the early detection of breast cancer even before you or your doctor may be aware of any changes in your breasts.