Mammogram

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Digital Mammogram



During mammogram each breast is positioned on a platform and gradually compressed with a paddle. The compression allows for a better visualization of the breast tissue and the use of lower radiation dose and increases sharpness of the images. For various reasons (technical and/or diagnostic), it is possible that the radiologist may require you to return for additional images and/or alternate positions.

A bilateral mammogram takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes. If you have breast implants, the exam may take longer, up to 40 minutes.

Digital mammogram is a medical imaging technique which uses X-rays to provide an image of the internal structure of the breast. Mammograms are used to detect abnormal growths and changes in the breast tissue in women who have no signs or symptoms or in women who have signs or symptoms that need to be investigated, such a lump, pain or nipple discharge. Indications of mammogram:

  • Screening
  • Presence of a palpable mass
  • Abnormality of skin and nipple
  • Pain
  • High risk due to family history
  • Abnormal discharge



Mammogram at Physimed



Physimed’s Medical Imaging Center is equipped with a GE Senographe Essential which offers the advantage of the latest digital technology and provides the highest image quality at a low radiation dose.

Please note that the fees for mammogram exams are covered by the RAMQ.

If you have a prescription for a mammogram exam, you can call 514 747-8192 to book an appointment. We will quickly forward your results to your physician.


Physimed Imaging is a designated screening center by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux du Québec. Our comprehensive program offers a complete range of breast imaging services such as digital mammogram, ultrasound and MRI in a state-of-the-art facility.

Physimed’s team of radiologists is affiliated to McGill University hospitals. Therefore, our patients benefit from privileged corridor of services for referral to specialists and follow-up for abnormal results (when needed).