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Anadolu Medical Center

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Infirmerie Protestante de Lyon

Medical Checkups in Lyon - Clinic of the Protestant Infirmary Infirmerie Protestante de Lyon aims to prevent, find and treat diseases in order for people to live a healthy and satisfying life

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Digital Mammography

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Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

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Galenia Hospital

The attention in the emergency service of our Hospital is based on the classification system by priority of care, that is, according to the severity of the case.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The center is characterized by accurate examinations performed by staff members with abundant experience in medical practice, and a complete system with which patients are followed up in cooperation with other facilities in the hospital.

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Sanitas Hospitales

Sanitas Hospitales brings all types of complete medical health and body check up packages and plans for diabetes check up, cancer check up and heart check up for male & female.

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Digital Mammography

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Medical Port | Medical Solutions Abroad

edical Port only works with the best and most prestigious health providers in Portugal to provide you with quality clinical diagnostics. Our health check-up programs were developed in partnership with two private health providers.

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Hospital General de Catalunya

Medical specialists in all our clinical departments use top quality medical devices to come up with accurate diagnoses, while doctors in charge of medical checkups provide meticulous and comprehensive decisions and advices.

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About Mammography

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Mammography

What is mammography?

Mammography is the use of low-energy rays to examine a woman’s breast for diagnosing and screening for breast cancer even before the symptoms start being exhibited. The aim of this procedure is the detection of cancer at the earliest stage possible. It is also referred to as mastography. The x-ray picture of a human breast is called a mammogram.


The types of mammography available

  • Traditional mammography : Uses film, similar to routine x-rays. If you opt for a film-screen mammography, the images formed will be black and white on large film sheets.
  • Digital mammography: This technique is a newer version of mammography and has been adopted by many cancer centers. The breast imaged produced can be easily displayed on the computer screen. It is mostly used on young ladies with compact breasts but is not as effective as traditional mammography that uses films. 
  • Screening mammography : This type is a form of digital mammography used for screening when there are no symptoms observed. It helps to curb cancer before it sprouts but can also be misleading because detection of lumps in the breast does not necessarily mean that there is cancer development. The screening can also fail to detect cancer even when it is there and further exposes you to radiation which itself may cause cancer.

How to prepare for the Test

Avoid application of the following products a day before the mammography; deodorants, ointments, powders, and perfumes. These products may blur or alter the mammogram. You are also not supposed to attend the procedure with any jewelry on your chest and neck regions. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is also important to provide this information to the doctor


How mammography is conducted

The first step during a mammography is undressing from the waist up. The device to be used will determine whether the process will be done while you are standing or sited. Equipment called compressor will be used to press each breast at a time so as to flatten the breast. The x-ray pictures are then taken at different angles. During the picture-taking session, you will be asked to hold your breath so as to improve the accuracy of the images.

For guaranteed results, you may be requested to visit again for more mammograms.

Normal and abnormal results

If your breasts show no calcifications, that is considered as normal. On the other hand, if there are masses detected on your breasts, that is considered as abnormal results and further tests ought to be started.


Who is recommended to take the test?

  • Women above the age of 50 should take the test annually
  • Women between 40 and 50 years should be examined once every two years
  • Women whose families have a history of breast cancer should be examined regularly
  • Women who have had a false positive detection of cancer
  • Women who have symptoms of breast cancer such as lumps and persistent breast pain

What to expect

The level of radiation during a mammography is low compared to other screening options. If you are expecting and need to have an abnormality checked, your belly area will be covered and protected by a lead apron.

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