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Breast Imaging

In Australia, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. However, when detected early the chances of survival improve significantly. That is why we have created Breast Diagnostic Specialist Centres on the Sunshine Coast, for the proactive management of your breast health in a very personalised and tailored environment. Our Breast Diagnostic Specialists have highly trained and caring staff who share a dedicated commitment to trusted breast care. We offer comprehensive services including breast screening and diagnostics in a welcoming environment specifically tailored for you. We provide advanced 3D Mammography on the Selenia 3D System by Hologic and a ‘softer mammogram’ with the availability of the MammoPad Breast Cushion to make the experience more comfortable. All of our mammogram imaging at Breast Diagnostic Specialists is read twice, independently by two of our fully accredited (RANZCR) Specialists. Breast Diagnostic Specialists is known for trusted breast care.

Breast screening Mammograms are performed when you have no symptoms as part of a proactive approach to breast health. Diagnostic Mammograms are performed if you have abnormalities or symptoms your Doctor asks to be investigated. We perform both screening and diagnostic mammograms at Breast Diagnostic Specialists here on the Sunshine Coast. Early detection is the best defence against breast cancer.
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One of our Mammographers (specially trained radiographers) will explain and guide you through the procedure. She will ask about your relevant medical history which may include information about any current symptoms and your family history. The mammographer will gently position each breast, one at a time for each picture. Your breast is compressed with a plastic plate for just a few seconds. Using compression is very important to allow us to get clear and detailed images. Generally, at least 2 views of each breast will be taken. At Breast Diagnostic Specialists you are welcome to ask any questions and encouraged to discuss with your Mammographer if you experience any discomfort.
For both screening and diagnostic mammograms we utilise Digital Breast Tomosynthesis or 3D Mammography. During your mammogram the Tomosynthesis machine sweeps in a small arc above your breast. This produces images in layers as thin as one millimetre. We can now view your breast images one slice at a time, like turning the pages of a book.
Two fully accredited Breast Diagnostic Specialists will independently review your images. We will send a report of your results to your referring Doctor (GP or specialist) to discuss with you at your follow-up appointment.
You are welcome to consult with one of our Breast Diagnostic Specialists on the day, to ask any questions you may have.
We ask that you bring your referral and any previous mammogram films or breast imaging that you have had. This is important so we can perform a detailed comparison report. You also need to bring your Medicare or Pension Card. A two-piece outfit may be more convenient on the day you when you are changing. Bulk billing may apply to diagnostic mammograms which have been referred by your GP or breast specialist.
Very low x-ray energy is used during your mammogram so your radiation exposure is below the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) guidelines.
On some occasions a Breast ultrasound, Breast MRI or a Breast Biopsy may be required. Our healthcare professionals or your GP can provide more information. We perform all of these services.
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1 Main Drive, Warana QLD 4575.

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62 Netherton st, Nambour QLD 4560.
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