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

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
  • In women who are genetically predisposed
  • 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.

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

Requirements
Clinical mammography is performed exclusively on patients referred by the public health service (hospital/GP).

Place of examination
The examination is carried out at:

Progardia Mamma
Hedegaardsvej 88
2300 København S