Mammography

Modern medical care cannot be imagined without such an up-to-date method as mammography, which allows to detect any breast pathology. The mammography apparatus makes it possible to reveal the most dangerous diseases at the early stage when the pathologic process is still reversible yet. 

Mammography: Indications

You need mammography if you are troubled by:

  • any discomfort in the breast region; 
  • any sensation of pressure; 
  • any pain syndrome; 
  • different indurations and spots in the region of the mammary glands.

Have you experienced any of the above symptoms? Consult a specialist immediately.

To prevent any diseases of the mammary glands, see your doctor once every two or two and half years. And women aged above 35 years or with recent history of delivery should undergo a mammography by all means. 

Contraindications

As with other medical methods, mammography has several contraindications. Irrespective of which method for investigation of the mammary gland is used, it is counterindicated in the following cases: 

  • pregnancy; 
  • breast feeding; 
  • presence of any implants with metal elements in the body (not only in the mammary glands); 
  • injuries in the breast region, mammillae injuries.

If you have doubts whether the mammography can be done for you, advise your doctor.

How Is Mammography Done?

Mammography is performed by preliminary appointment. You should seek medical attention of a specialist who will listen to you, describe your symptoms and perform the primary examination. Based on its results, he (she) will make a decision on which method of mammary gland examination will be appropriate in your case.

We use modern methods for mammary gland screening at our Clinic. Mammography is an additional method for diagnostics of nodular mass lesions, infiltrative and inflammatory disease, mammary glands with prostheses. 

Benefits of the method:

  • no contraindications; 
  • noninvasiveness; 
  • possible repeated use; 
  • absence of ionizing radiation; 
  • possible use of paramagnet contrast agents with no side effects (hypoallergenic agents).

The procedure is performed in the period from day 6 to day 12 of the menstrual cycle (at any time if there is no menstrual cycle), after an examination or ultrasonic scanning of the mammary gland. This is not obligatory for the mammary glands with prostheses. 

The investigation procedure includes native scanning, dynamic contrast enhanced scanning with an intravenous injection of no less than 20 ml of contrast agent (Magnevist, Gadovist) and post-contrast scanning. The average duration of the scan is 60–90 minutes.

At Meditsina Clinic, mammography scans with the help of MRI is performed only to assess implant integrity

Mammography allowing to obtaining data of the mammary gland condition is performed also by other ways: X-ray, ultrasonic investigation, CT. Each of these methods has its own specifics. 

Diagnostics of Mammary Gland Diseases

Mammography makes it possible for the specialists to obtain the required information on the condition of both glands or one gland in which some pathology is suspected. The data on the mammary gland will help to make an accurate diagnosis on which further treatment will depend. 

Mammography: Benefits of the Procedure at Meditsina JSC

If you have to undergo a mammography in Moscow, come to Meditsina JSC Clinic. Our diagnostic center uses modern equipment of leading world manufacturers. Out unique mammography apparatus allows to reduce standard radiation doses during the scan quite significantly (by up to 50%). The high scan quality makes it possible for specialists to diagnose any mammary gland disease with high accuracy.

The physician will make the accurate diagnosis rapidly, prescribe the treatment and give recommendations on prevention of diseases without making you wait. A comparatively inexpensive test will be compensated by you keeping in shape and being confident in your own health!

The price for the mammary gland scan is shown on the website. For more detailed information, please contact our specialists.