The Diagnostic Imaging Department is pleased to offer Screening Mammography services to our clients close to home in a state of the art, warm and welcoming environment.
What is a Mammogram?
A mammogram is a low dose x-ray of the breast. Mammography remains the best screening test for most women. A technologist takes a screening mammogram (X-ray picture) of the breast and the radiologist can find changes in the breast even when they are too small for you or your doctor to feel or see.
Mammograms are considered safe and use a low dose of radiation. The benefits of screening and finding cancer early are more important than any potential harm from the X-ray. Most women will have normal mammogram results.
How can I book an appointment for a screening mammogram?
Mammograms are available to Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) eligible clients without a physician referral. To find out if you are eligible to participate in the OBSP go to https://www.cancercareontario.ca/sites/ccocancercare/files/assets/CCOScreeningGuidelines.pdf or call us at 613-354-3301, extension 285.
Mammograms are also available at our site for non-OBSP eligible clients with referral from their physician. Appointments are booked through the Diagnostic Imaging Department at 613-354-3301, extension 285.
I have an appointment – where do I go?
This program is located on the lower level of the hospital and can be accessed at the back parking lot entrance.