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