A GP's guide to diagnostic mammography
A DIAGNOSTIC mammogram is generally performed for high-risk patients or women with abnormalities or symptoms, such as:
- New lump or lumpiness, especially localised;
- Change in size or shape of breast;
- Nipple changes (redness, inversion, ulcer);
- New nipple discharge;
- Change in the breast skin; or
- Unusual or persistent pain.
A diagnostic mammogram provides the benefit of immediate review by a radiologist and can include additional imaging.
A GP or surgeon referral is required, detailing the clinical