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 the Orléans Health Hub and Hôpital Montfort.
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.
The duration of the examination is 10 to 20 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 doctor.
Results will be available on the patient portal.
This service requires a medical referral.
Clients who have an appointment will receive an automated reminder by phone and/or email up to 5 days prior to their appointment.
Wing I, Room 1I401
Everyday, 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.