Mammography & Breast Assessment Centre
Mammography & Breast Assessment Center
The Mammography & Breast Assessment Center is located in the Diagnostic Imaging department on the 1st floor of the Hospital. Mammography examinations are only performed with an order from a physician. Appointments are available Monday to Friday during regular business hours. The Mammography desk can be reached at 705-328-6175 or fax 705-328-6188.
Mammograms are special X-rays of the breasts that require compression to delineate breast structures and reduce radiation. Patients must not wear perfume, powder or deodorants prior to having exam since the particles in these products will show up on the image. Screening Mammography involves taking 2 routine images of each breast. Occasionally additional images are necessary to fully examine the breast.
The Mammography department, including OBSP and Breast Assessment, is fully accredited by the Canadian Association of Radiologists.