As part of its imaging facilities, The London Clinic has a breast imaging department offering a comprehensive range of breast imaging investigations.

Mammography is a X-ray of your breasts used to help detect breast cancer.  It produces several X-ray images of your breast tissue that can help to detect even small tumours, even if you or your doctor cannot feel them.

There are two main reasons to perform a mammogram

  • Screening mammograms: these are done at regular intervals to check your breast tissue for any changes since your last breast screening appointment.
  • Symptomatic (diagnostic) mammograms: you may also need mammography to assess a new or specific breast change detected by you or your doctor. During this type of mammogram, the radiographer doing the examination can take extra views to look at the area of concern more closely. This may include Tomosynthesis(3D) views of the breast, where several very low dose images are taken which are reconstructed to allow the radiologist to view slices of the breast.