As women get older, they are more likely to be at risk of getting breast cancer. Regular breast screenings help with detecting breast cancer in its earlier stages so the chances of surviving it are better.
Mammography provides specialized medical imaging using low-intensity x-ray tests called mammograms. Mammograms are offered Breast Imaging Center which is accredited as a screening center by the Department of Health Abu Dhabi (DOH). Mammograms are essential screening tests to check for breast cancer, especially for women exhibiting symptoms of the disease. They also prove to be necessary after diagnosis, to track changes of any possible tumors or lumps found. During a mammogram, a fixed x-ray tube takes images of all the angles of the breasts to provide a comprehensive image, giving our experts a clear understanding of your condition before diagnosis. Mammograms help in spotting cancers when any changes in the breast would otherwise be too small to feel and when there’s a good chance of successful treatment and full recovery.
During a mammography test, an x-ray of each breast will be taken from above and from the side. Each breast is placed onto the machine, and a plastic plate will firmly flatten it and help ensure a clear x-ray. It is slightly uncomfortable, but the procedure is quick and the discomfort will pass.
This procedure uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image. An external ultrasound scan can be used to diagnose a condition and examine the breast, if lumps are found, and when referred from your gynecologist or general practitioner.
Depending on the results, the patient may need more tests, a breast examination and may also need to have a biopsy where a small sample is taken from the breast with a needle and examined under a microscope. If abnormal cells are identified by our pathologists, the doctor will make a diagnosis and discuss treatment options with the patient. If needed, the patient will be referred to our breast surgeon for further consultation. In case of cancer, the patient will also be referred to a specialized oncology center.
Breast Imaging Unit: Mammography, US Imaging, US Guided Biopsies
Our Women’s Diagnostic & Breast Imaging Center provides comprehensive service inclusive of regular screening, and diagnosis for patients more likely to be at risk of getting breast cancer. Regular breast screenings help with detecting breast cancer in its earlier stages so the chances of treatment are better.
Proudly, we are accredited by the Department of Health Abu Dhabi as a screening center for breast cancer as well as cervical cancer.
Our full-fledged radiology department team in collaboration with our obstetricians & gynecologists, consultants, general surgeons and plastic surgeons, provide comprehensive service for screening, early diagnosis and surgical treatment for breast tumors.
Our Imaging Department at Danat Al Emarat is supported by Picture Archive Communication System (PACS), an advanced imaging and information system that provides clinicians with on-demand access to patient images on computer workstations, at the hospital and offices. This technology helps reduce the time needed to develop diagnoses, plan patient treatments and improve patient care.
Doctors practicing in Radiology
This service is available at these clinics
Danat Al Emarat Hospital
Abu Dhabi Gate City، Abu Dhabi