Any links to third-party websites that may appear on this site are provided only for your convenience and in no way represent any affiliation or endorsement of the information provided on those linked websites. You should examine your breasts every month, preferably a few days after your period ends to allow any swelling or tenderness to subside. The use of Philips MicroDose mammography SI system with Spectral Breast Density Measurement, means your screening mammogram will be quick, targeted, and at a low radiation dose. I agree on cross-border transfer of personal information. Best time to call Early morning Late morning Early afternoon Late afternoon. Step 1 — Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror You should check that your breasts are: Because you will be leaning into the machine a little, this provides comfort since the surface fits the curvature of the upper body and ribs better, compared to other systems which have a completely straight surface.
The benefit of this is not only that it provides comfort for you as a patient, but since you may be more relaxed, it will facilitate the staff in taking care of you to position you correctly and get a good quality image.
Preferred method of contact. Women with breast implants can also do the examination. If there is a screening program where you live, you will be called regularly for a screening mammogram examination — usually every year or every two years, starting at age 40 or Any links to third-party websites that may appear on this site are provided only for your convenience and in no way represent any affiliation or endorsement of the information provided on those linked websites. What is important to consider is that with all types of mammography, even with the older, analogue equipment as opposed to digitalthere is no doubt that the benefits of mammography clearly outweigh any drawbacks of exposure. Product area of interest. The average lifetime risk is about 1 in 8 women.