During a mammogram, the breast is positioned between two flat plates on the machine, which lightly press together. There may be some discomfort but our mammographers do their best to minimise this. Two x-rays will be taken of the breast and the images sent to a computer where the pictures are reviewed, and a report developed.
If you are aged 40 or over, do not currently have any symptoms or have not had a breast cancer screening mammogram within the last 12 months, you can book a mammogram with no referral needed as part of our Breast Screening service.
Mammograms are offered through our breast care services
Our specialist breast care team are here to guide you through your mammogram, will explain everything you should expect and support you throughout the breast scan.
Prices & payment
We offer a guide price of:
The guide price is based on the usual clinical needs of patients. For more information, please see our terms and conditions.
Why do I need a mammogram?
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the UK, with around 12,000 women dying of the disease every year. The risk of developing breast cancer increases with age; lifestyle can also add to the risk, such as being overweight, drinking alcohol and smoking.
If you are aged 40 or over, do not currently have any symptoms or have not had a breast cancer screening within the last 12 months, having a mammogram through our Breast Screening service can help with early detection of the disease and can increase the likelihood of survival as treatment can be given as soon as possible.
If you have a symptom, such as a breast lump, rash or change in the appearance of your breast, you will need to see a specialist Consultant where you will be offered a mammogram as part of our consultant-led Breast Clinic.
I didn’t really think anything of the lump at first… I have private medical insurance through my husband’s work, so I booked an appointment in the Breast Clinic at KIMS Hospital. Imelda Bell – Breast clinic
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