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Mammography

Numerous studies show that breast cancer is the most common cancer to affect women, however with early screening and quality treatment the survival rate significantly increases.  Mammography plays a central role in the early detection of breast cancer and other breast diseases.

Mammography

Numerous studies show that breast cancer is the most common cancer to affect women, however with early screening and quality treatment the survival rate significantly increases.  Mammography plays a central role in the early detection of breast cancer and other breast diseases.
How
Your breast will be placed on a flat support plate and gently compressed with a second plate.  On exposure, a small burst of ionizing radiation will pass through the breast to a detector, which will produce a digital image (called a mammogram).

Why it is important to get a mammogram

What
Routinely, a mammogram consists of both a top and side view of each breast, however additional views can be taken.  The mammogram is followed by breast ultrasound.  If necessary, conventional mammography is combined with tomosynthesis, breast biopsy or breast MRI.

 

Take note:
Depending on the area that will be examined, you may want to wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may be asked to change into a gown for the examination and to remove any jewellery or other metallic items from your body before the examination.

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost?
Most medical aids cover the cost of a mammogram, or you can pay privately if you choose not to claim. For more information, feel free to contact us.
What do I need to bring along to my mammogram appointment?
  • If you have had a mammogram done before please bring your Previous Mammogram scan and report along. 
  • If you are claiming from your medical aid, please bring your medical aid details along.
  • Proof of Identification
How long does it take?
15 Minutes.
Is the procedure painful?
At Keystone Medical, we commit ourselves to make the experience as comfortable as possible for the patient. With the latest breast mammography technology, we can move away from an era of using deep pressure for imaging that was causing pain for some patients. Feel free to leave your details if you would like our all-female staff to walk you through the new process.
Is the ultrasound included in the cost of the mammogram?
If you need an ultrasound, both the cost of the mammogram and the ultrasound will be covered by your medical aid.
Will you be able to replace the mammogram with only an ultrasound?
Mammograms can’t be replaced, but we offer ultrasounds if you do not meet the criteria for a mammogram yet. The requirements for a mammogram are; if you are over the age of 40 years or ten years before the age of breast cancer diagnoses in a direct relative.
Is there any preparation beforehand, may I eat before the procedure?
No preparation is needed. You can continue as usual with your day before and after the screening.
Do I need a doctor's referral for a Mammogram?
Yes, all medical aid patients require a referral for us to be able to claim this procedure from medical aid.
Do you use medical aid tariffs?
Yes, we do. For a cost breakdown, please feel free to contact us.
Don’t mammograms cause breast cancer, because of the radiation?
Mammograms utilize minimal doses of radiation, the risk of harm has never been proven. With modern technology radiation doses have consistently decreased with time while increasing in accuracy.
From what age can I come for a mammogram?
The requirements for a mammogram are if you are over the age of 40 years or ten years before the age of breast cancer diagnoses in a direct relative. Breast Ultrasound can be done for any age. Thus if you feel an abnormality, you are welcome to book an ultrasound at one of our locations.
Do I get the results on the same day?
Yes, all our patients get their mammogram results on the day of the screening.
Who will do the mammogram? Will it be a female staff member?
All of the mammograms and breast ultrasounds are done by our expertly trained all-female staff.
Can I get a mammogram if I have had Breast Augmentation?
Yes. Mammograms are safe after any breast augmentation or procedure.
How
Your breast will be placed on a flat support plate and gently compressed with a second plate.  On exposure, a small burst of ionizing radiation will pass through the breast to a detector, which will produce a digital image (called a mammogram).

Why it is important to get a mammogram

What
Routinely, a mammogram consists of both a top and side view of each breast, however additional views can be taken.  The mammogram is followed by breast ultrasound.  If necessary, conventional mammography is combined with tomosynthesis, breast biopsy or breast MRI.

 

Take note:
Depending on the area that will be examined, you may want to wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may be asked to change into a gown for the examination and to remove any jewellery or other metallic items from your body before the examination.

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost?
Most medical aids cover the cost of a mammogram, or you can pay privately if you choose not to claim. For more information, feel free to contact us.
What do I need to bring along to my mammogram appointment?
  • If you have had a mammogram done before please bring your Previous Mammogram scan and report along. 
  • If you are claiming from your medical aid, please bring your medical aid details along.
  • Proof of Identification
How long does it take?
15 Minutes.
Is the procedure painful?
At Keystone Medical, we commit ourselves to make the experience as comfortable as possible for the patient. With the latest breast mammography technology, we can move away from an era of using deep pressure for imaging that was causing pain for some patients. Feel free to leave your details if you would like our all-female staff to walk you through the new process.
Is the ultrasound included in the cost of the mammogram?
If you need an ultrasound, both the cost of the mammogram and the ultrasound will be covered by your medical aid.
Will you be able to replace the mammogram with only an ultrasound?
Mammograms can’t be replaced, but we offer ultrasounds if you do not meet the criteria for a mammogram yet. The requirements for a mammogram are; if you are over the age of 40 years or ten years before the age of breast cancer diagnoses in a direct relative.
Is there any preparation beforehand, may I eat before the procedure?
No preparation is needed. You can continue as usual with your day before and after the screening.
Do I need a doctor's referral for a Mammogram?
Yes, all medical aid patients require a referral for us to be able to claim this procedure from medical aid.
Do you use medical aid tariffs?
Yes, we do. For a cost breakdown, please feel free to contact us.
Don’t mammograms cause breast cancer, because of the radiation?
Mammograms utilize minimal doses of radiation, the risk of harm has never been proven. With modern technology radiation doses have consistently decreased with time while increasing in accuracy.
From what age can I come for a mammogram?
The requirements for a mammogram are if you are over the age of 40 years or ten years before the age of breast cancer diagnoses in a direct relative. Breast Ultrasound can be done for any age. Thus if you feel an abnormality, you are welcome to book an ultrasound at one of our locations.
Do I get the results on the same day?
Yes, all our patients get their mammogram results on the day of the screening.
Who will do the mammogram? Will it be a female staff member?
All of the mammograms and breast ultrasounds are done by our expertly trained all-female staff.
Can I get a mammogram if I have had Breast Augmentation?
Yes. Mammograms are safe after any breast augmentation or procedure.
How
Your breast will be placed on a flat support plate and gently compressed with a second plate.  On exposure, a small burst of ionizing radiation will pass through the breast to a detector, which will produce a digital image (called a mammogram).

Why it is important to get a mammogram

What
Routinely, a mammogram consists of both a top and side view of each breast, however additional views can be taken.  The mammogram is followed by breast ultrasound.  If necessary, conventional mammography is combined with tomosynthesis, breast biopsy or breast MRI.

 

Take note:
Depending on the area that will be examined, you may want to wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may be asked to change into a gown for the examination and to remove any jewellery or other metallic items from your body before the examination.

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost?
Most medical aids cover the cost of a mammogram, or you can pay privately if you choose not to claim. For more information, feel free to contact us.
What do I need to bring along to my mammogram appointment?
  • If you have had a mammogram done before please bring your Previous Mammogram scan and report along. 
  • If you are claiming from your medical aid, please bring your medical aid details along.
  • Proof of Identification
How long does it take?
15 Minutes.
Is the procedure painful?
At Keystone Medical, we commit ourselves to make the experience as comfortable as possible for the patient. With the latest breast mammography technology, we can move away from an era of using deep pressure for imaging that was causing pain for some patients. Feel free to leave your details if you would like our all-female staff to walk you through the new process.
Is the ultrasound included in the cost of the mammogram?
If you need an ultrasound, both the cost of the mammogram and the ultrasound will be covered by your medical aid.
Will you be able to replace the mammogram with only an ultrasound?
Mammograms can’t be replaced, but we offer ultrasounds if you do not meet the criteria for a mammogram yet. The requirements for a mammogram are; if you are over the age of 40 years or ten years before the age of breast cancer diagnoses in a direct relative.
Is there any preparation beforehand, may I eat before the procedure?
No preparation is needed. You can continue as usual with your day before and after the screening.
Do I need a doctor's referral for a Mammogram?
Yes, all medical aid patients require a referral for us to be able to claim this procedure from medical aid.
Do you use medical aid tariffs?
Yes, we do. For a cost breakdown, please feel free to contact us.
Don’t mammograms cause breast cancer, because of the radiation?
Mammograms utilize minimal doses of radiation, the risk of harm has never been proven. With modern technology radiation doses have consistently decreased with time while increasing in accuracy.
From what age can I come for a mammogram?
The requirements for a mammogram are if you are over the age of 40 years or ten years before the age of breast cancer diagnoses in a direct relative. Breast Ultrasound can be done for any age. Thus if you feel an abnormality, you are welcome to book an ultrasound at one of our locations.
Do I get the results on the same day?
Yes, all our patients get their mammogram results on the day of the screening.
Who will do the mammogram? Will it be a female staff member?
All of the mammograms and breast ultrasounds are done by our expertly trained all-female staff.
Can I get a mammogram if I have had Breast Augmentation?
Yes. Mammograms are safe after any breast augmentation or procedure.

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Need to get a Mammography Screening done?

Locations

Here are the locations where you can have a Mammography Screening done. After hours? You can request a call back online and we will get back to you first thing the next working day.

Montana

087 055 0587

Option 1

Metro Lifestyle Centre, Zambesi Drive, Montana, Pretoria, 0151.

Centurion@Health

087 055 0587

Option 3

@Health Medical Centre, 258B Jean Avenue, Die Hoewes, Centurion, 0163.

Brits

087 055 0587

Option 5

Shop 15, Edelweis Building, 14 Kerk Street, Brits.

Potchefstroom

087 055 0587

Option 2

MooiMed Private Hospital, 1 Chief Albert Luthuli Drive, Potchefstroom, 2531.

Mobile Screening Unit

We have a mobile screening unit, in partnership with Innovo Health and Siemens, that travels across the country delivering mammography screenings to females.

Montana

087 055 0587

Option 1

Metro Lifestyle Centre, Zambesi Drive, Montana, Pretoria, 0151.

Centurion@Health

087 055 0587

Option 3

@Health Medical Centre, 258B Jean Avenue, Die Hoewes, Centurion, 0163.

Potchefstroom

087 055 0587

Option 2

MooiMed Private Hospital, 1 Chief Albert Luthuli Drive, Potchefstroom, 2531.

Brits

087 055 0587

Option 5

Shop 15, Edelweis Building, 14 Kerk Street, Brits.

Mobile Screening Unit

We have a mobile screening unit, in partnership with Innovo Health and Siemens, that travels across the country delivering mammography screenings to females.

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