Mammogram is a radiological examination using low-dose X-ray. The examination involves taking an x-ray of each breast from the front and profile to view the entire mammary gland. This examination screens for breast cancer.

However, all breast cancers are unfortunately not detectable by mammogram. Which is where the interest lies in self physical examination.

Indeed, to enhance the sensitivity of the two techniques, radiologists in the centre almost systematically perform ultrasound as well.

“If needed, radiologists perform biopsies and drainage of mammary cysts through micro-invasive procedures under local anaesthesia”.

Progress of the procedure


Above all, it is very important to provide previous examinations so that the radiologist can compare the results.

In non menopausal women, the mammogram is performed, if possible, in the first 12 days of the cycle (after a period but before ovulation) in order to provide the best quality images. Unlike in menopausal women when it can be done at any time.


Mammogram is sometimes slightly painful depending on the individual’s sensitivity.

In fact, the images of both breasts are taken from different positions. To obtain best quality images, the breast is compressed for a few seconds. This compression is slightly unpleasant, but it does not last long.

It is recommended screening every two years from the age of 50


Pregnancy is a contraindication.