Mammogram is an X-ray image of your breasts used to screen for breast cancer. Mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection and help decrease breast cancer deaths. An X-ray captures black-and-white images of your breasts that are displayed on a computer screen and examined by a Radiologist who looks for signs of cancer. A mammogram can be used either for screening or for diagnostic purposes. How often you should have a mammogram depends on your age and your risk of breast cancer.


You will be given a gown and asked to remove neck jewelry and clothing from the waist up. To make this easier, wear a two-piece outfit that day. For the procedure itself, you stand in front of an X-ray machine specially designed for mammography. The Radiographer places one of your breasts on a platform and raises or lowers the platform to match your height. The Radiographer helps you position your head, arms and torso to allow an unobstructed view of your breast.

Your breast is gradually pressed against the platform by a clear plastic plate. Pressure is applied for a few seconds to spread out the breast tissue. Your breast must be compressed to even out its thickness and permit the X-rays to penetrate the breast tissue. The pressure also holds your breast still to decrease blurring from movement. During the brief X-ray exposure, you’ll be asked to stand still and hold your breath.


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Mammogram Branches

Baines Imaging Group Medical Centre

52 Baines Avenue


Tel: 08677000269

Baines Imaging Group Chitungwiza Central Hospital

Zengeza 4


Tel: 08677000269

Baines Imaging Group Avenues Clinic

Cnr Mazowe / Baines Ave


Tel: 08677000269

Baines Imaging Group

Centre For Advanced Medicine

70 Robert Mugabe Way


Tel: 08677000269

Baines Imaging Group Westend Hospital

Cnr Harare St / Baines Ave


Tel: 08677000269

Baines Imaging Group

Mutare Medical Centre

123 Herbert Chitepo Ave


Tel: 08677000269

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