The mammography technique
Throughout the examination specialized assistance is given to women reassuring the correct position and posture until the end of the mammographic process.
The examination lasts about 5 minutes.
Women are asked to undress above the waist and put on a gown. The examinee stands in front of the machinery.
During the examination the assistant radiologist places each breast between two special plates receiving gentle pressure for a few seconds.
A total of four images are taken during the examination, two for each breast.
While each image is taken, the examinee should hold her breath for a few seconds in order to perceive maximum image sharpness.