Diagnostic Mammography is offered at our Langley clinic
Please make an appointment for Mammography exams. Fees are charged for 'no-shows'; please provide 24 hours notice to cancel your appointment.
"Yes, the mammogram can hurt.
Nobody ever died from a Mammogram
it saved my life."
A Breast Cancer Survivor
Diagnostic Mammography can sometimes be required following a screening mammography.
The goal of diagnostic mammography is to pinpoint the exact size and location of breast abnormality and to image the surrounding tissue and lymph nodes. Sometimes additional views, ultrasound, or fine wire maybe required if the radiologist would like to focus in on a specific area, or if results are obscured, ie. high density breast tissue. The radiologist may recommend that a patient return for a follow-up mammogram, typically in six months.
Please note that patients who are recalled for additional or special views following screening mammography should not be alarmed. Abnormalities in 8 out of 10 patients that get recalled for additional views following screening are subsequently categorized as "benign" or "probably benign".