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Mammograms in Dubai - Best Places to Go

Planning on scheduling a mammogram test in Dubai? Here's your guide to what is involved in a mammogram and where are the best places to go

Posted on

24 September 2019

Last updated on 25 September 2019
Clarice Awa at ExpatWoman
by Clarice Awa
Mammograms in Dubai - Best Places to Go

1 in every 8 women will develop breast cancer...

Although going for a mammogram is hardly a fun thing to do, preventative screen tests can actually save lives as it is the best way to detect early signs of diseases.

What is a mammogram?

A mammogram can be described as an X-ray of the breast. The procedure involves standing in front of a machine with your breast placed on a plate-like surace. Another plate from above will press against your breast and hold it in place to take the X-ray. This step is then repeated to get a side view of the breast. A mammogram helps your doctor in getting a closer, in-depth view of the breast and understand anything that may not have been felt during a physical breast examination.

It isn't as painful as it may sound. Mammograms do cause a small amount of discomfort or pain when the breasts are pressed between the plate-like surfaces. However, if ever you feel any pain during a mammogram, you must immediately inform the radiologist. If the pain feels more than a little pinch, do not ignore it.

Should you be concerned about mammogram radiation?

No, you needn't be concerned as you will be exposed to very limited radiation during a mammogram. There is no significant risk of any damage to you caused by the radiation.

When should you get a mammogram?

According to previous studies, the majority of breast cancer cases occur in women over the age of 50.

Younger women are recommended to consult with a health professional on the best time to start getting screened and to do self-assessments on their breasts.

Cancer research societies advise annual mammogram screenings from the age of 40, and women over the age of 50 to get screened once in every two years.

How effective is a mammogram in detecting breast cancer?

While it is said by doctors that it is the best way to detect signs of diseases early on, it may not be able to detect some lumps which will require other tests such as an MRI, ultrasound, self-examination, etc. However, a mammogram is highly important as it helps identify symptoms before they even come.

Best places to get a mammogram in Dubai

Ahead, we've listed the best places you can get a mammogram in Dubai. These health facilities offer professional support throughout. Find the nearest one to you below:

Location: Al Barsha South

Offering state-of-the-art radiology facilities and professional healthcare expertise, Mediclinic Parkview Hospital gives you support from the first appointment to the last. MRI/CT professionals, female radiologists, diagnostic and interventional breast radiology, mammography, 3T MRI, and 256 Slice CT Scan are available.

Location: Al Garhoud

Mediclinic Welcare Hospital has an ultramodern Radiology and Imaging department equipped with the top machines and is managed by a team of dedicated radiologists and technologists. In addition to mammograms, services available include MRI scans, RIS and PACS (Radiology Information System and Picture Archiving Communication System), CT scans, digital radiography, ultrasounds, C-arm, and other radiograph procedures.

Location: Dubai Healthcare City

This hospital in DHC has an on-site Breast Centre, the UAE's first specialised unit for the treatment of breast cancer, and other breast diseases. Their Triple Assessment routine ensures you're given the most accurate and helpful diagnosis through three parts: clinical examination, imaging (mammography and ultrasound), and pathology.

Location: The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall branch provides mammograms and other radiology procedures, assisted by highly qualified and experienced radiologists.

Location: Jumeirah 1

Expert tests using graded facilities are available at Dubai London Clinic. The Jumeirah branch provides mammograms, obstetric and gynaecological tests, trans-vaginal sonography, thyroid ultrasound, breast ultrasound, soft tissue scans, neo-natal abdominal scans, and X-rays.

Location: Jumeirah 1

Professional radiologists, experts in mammography, breast and pelvic sonography, fetal and maternal Imaging, MRI reporting, CT scan reporting, doppler and general X-rays can be found at Fakih IVF. They are members of esteemed medical journals, had their works and experience published, and have been recognised by international medical institutions worldwide. so rest assured you will be in capable hands.

Location: Jumeirah 1

Professional radiologists, experts in mammography, breast and pelvic sonography, fetal and maternal Imaging, MRI reporting, CT scan reporting, doppler and general X-rays can be found at Fakih IVF. They are members of esteemed medical journals, had their works and experience published, and have been recognised by international medical institutions worldwide. so rest assured you will be in capable hands.

 
 

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