In Australia, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. However, when detected early the chances of survival improve significantly.
That is why we offer breast imaging and diagnostic services for the proactive management of your breast health, in a very personalised
and tailored environment. Our specialists are highly trained and caring staff who share a dedicated commitment to trusted breast
care. We offer comprehensive services in a welcoming environment specifically tailored for you, including advanced 3D Mammography
at Central Queensland Radiology. We are known for trusted breast care.
Breast screening Mammograms are performed when you have no symptoms as part of a proactive approach to breast health. Diagnostic
Mammograms are performed if you have abnormalities or symptoms your Doctor asks to be investigated. We perform both screening
and diagnostic mammograms.
One of our Mammographers (specially trained radiographers) will explain and guide you through the procedure. She will
ask about your relevant medical history which may include information about any current symptoms and your family
history. The mammographer will gently position each breast, one at a time for each picture. Your breast is compressed
with a plastic plate for just a few seconds. Using compression is very important to allow us to get clear and detailed
images. Generally, at least 2 views of each breast will be taken. You are welcome to ask any questions and encouraged
to discuss with your Mammographer if you experience any discomfort.
For both screening and diagnostic mammograms, we utilise Digital Breast Tomosynthesis or 3D Mammography. During
your mammogram, the Tomosynthesis machine sweeps in a small arc above your breast. This produces images in
layers as thin as one millimetre. We can now view your breast images one slice at a time, like turning the
pages of a book.
Two fully accredited Radiologists will independently review your images. We will send a report of your results
to your referring Doctor (GP or specialist) to discuss with you at your follow-up appointment.
We ask that you bring your referral and any previous mammogram films or breast imaging that you have had.
This is important so we can perform a detailed comparison report. You also need to bring your Medicare
or Pension Card. A two-piece outfit may be more convenient on the day you when you are changing. Bulk
billing may apply to diagnostic mammograms which have been referred by your GP or breast specialist.