Clinical mammography

A clinical mammography is carried out to search for lumps in the breast. The examination consists of:

  • A mammogram which is a X-ray examination of the breasts
  • Clinical examination where the breasted are examined for lumps
  • Ultrasound scanning of chest and armpits


See our FAQ on mammography

When should clinical mammography be performed:

  • In case of a lump / sensory change in the breast
  • For newly determined skin or nipple retraction
  • In case of spontaneous bleeding or clear fluid from the nipple
  • After inflammation in non-breastfeeding women
  • When sores that will not heal, are detected on the nipple
  • As part of post-operative breast cancer screening
  • For genetically predisposed individuals
  • In case of persistent unilaterally swollen lymph nodes in the armpit
  • In case of findings in the breasts by eg. CT or PET scans.

The examination
At the mammogram, the breast is briefly pressed in between two plates, after which X-rays are taken of each breast.

After the mammogram is taken, the radiologist examines the breasts for sensitive changes and performs an ultrasound scan of the breasts.

If the radiologist finds a change in the breast, this should be examined in more detail by a tissue sample (biopsy). If there is a need to take a tissue sample, this will be done immediately.

A stay of approx. ½-1 hour stay at the clinic should be expected.

Clinical mammography is performed exclusively on patients referred by GP/hospital.

Place of examination
The examination is carried out at:

Progardia Mamma
Hedegaardsvej 88
2300 Copenhagen S

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Clinical mammography at Progardia:

FAQ: Mammography

You should expect about 1/2 hour for mammography and ultrasound. If a biopsy/tissue sample is taken, the examination may take longer.

Avoid cream and powder on the chest area and in the armpits on the day of the examination

Yes, it is possible to perform a mammogram even if you have implants. The implants are not damaged.

You get answers to both mammography and ultrasound in connection with the examination.

In addition, the answer is sent to the referring doctor. This takes about 1-2 days.

If a tissue sample is needed, this will be carried out during the examination.

Everyone who has tissue samples will be summoned in order to receive answers at the breast surgery department afterwards.

Avoid major physical activity and heavy lifting for the first day to reduce the risk of further bleeding. Within a few hours, there may be discolouration of the skin (bruises) and soreness in the area. This is normal and goes away by itself.

You are allowed to bring a relative with you. The relative cannot be present during the mammography itself due to the use of X-rays, but can participate in the subsequent medical consultation if you wish.

There is paid parking available in front of the clinic. Payment takes place via the EasyPark or ParkZone Go-app.

Femørens metro station is about 100 meters from the clinic. Turn right when you exit the station.