Making an appointment
When you call up to make your appointment you will be asked details about the referral form given to you by your doctor. It is helpful if you inform the receptionist if there is anything that you feel may require a longer booking such as breast implants or a disability that may need the help of a second technician.
You will be asked to wear a two piece outfit to allow you to undress from the waist up and not to apply any deodorants or creams prior to the appointment as they may affect the image.
A female technician trained specifically in mammography will call you from the waiting room and take you to either a cubicle or the mammography room. Here they will confirm your identity and provide you with a gown. They will ask you to remove everything from the waist up. Jewellery is fine to stay on however long necklaces are best to either remove or swing round to the back. If you have long hair it is helpful if you are able to tie it back.
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