Having a mammogram
Here’s what you can expect:
A BreastScreen Australia representative will collect your forms and explain what will happen.
A female radiographer will take you to the X-ray room.
You will be asked to remove your top in private.
When you are ready, the radiographer will take at least two X-rays of each breast.
The X-ray machine will firmly press each breast to get the best X-ray. The pressing may be uncomfortable but any discomfort usually only lasts around 10 seconds. If you experience discomfort, let the radiographer know.
More information about mammograms