Mammography is an x-ray imaging method that is used to examine the breasts for the early diagnosis of breast cancer or any other breast disease. Mammography is used as a diagnosis process as well as a screening process. For some types of breasts, the mammography can be a little difficult to interpret as there is a wide range of tissue density among the women. Denser breasts are difficult to diagnose for any tumor during mammography. This is one of the limits of Mammography however along with the mammography if a person is tested with ultrasound, MRI, etc the doctors can easily diagnose if there is any tumor in the patient. As the mammography process uses x-rays for the screening. The more number of times a person is exposed to this radiation they are more prone to the risks. However, if we see the possibility of detecting the tumor and cancer at an early stage, it outweighs the amount of radiation the person is exposed to. But, it is always mandatory to consult your doctor prior to taking the mammography and also have a word about the benefits and risks that you have with this process.

What affects the final cost of Mammography?

There are many factors that can affect the costs

  • Choice of Hospital/Clinic/Diagnostic Lab
  • Preferred location
  • Technological ability of the hospital
  • Insurance Coverage can affect a person's out of pocket expenses

Hospitals for Mammography

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How it Performed?

During the Mammography process, the patient is supposed to stand in front of a special  X-ray machine. Then the technician will place the breast of the patient on a plastic plate or tray kind of thing, and from the top, another plastic plate will press the breast of the patient firmly. This process will almost completely flatten the breast holding it still in a place when the x-ray images are being taken. The patient may feel slight pain and pressure during the whole process, this process is again repeated multiple times to get the side view of the patient's breast.
Compressing the breasts of the patient holds it in a place that minimizes the blurriness of the x-ray images taken during the process. The compression evens out the shape and size of the breast reducing the radiation passing through it through the x-rays. It even allows the tissues to be visualized in a single path so if there are any abnormalities they can be detected easily.

Top 10 Hospitals for Mammography

Following are the best 10 hospitals for Mammography in the world:

# Hospital Country City Price
1 Fortis Escorts Heart Institute India New Delhi ---    
2 Chiangmai Ram Hospital Thailand Chiang Mai ---    
3 Medipol Mega University Hospital Turkey Istanbul ---    
4 European Health Centre Poland Otwock ---    
5 JK Plastic South Korea Seoul ---    
6 Muro General Hospital Spain Mallorca ---    
7 NMC Specialty Hospital Dubai United Arab Emirates Dubai ---    
8 Policlinica Miramar Spain Mallorca ---    
9 Fortis Hospital, Noida India Noida ---    
10 Cheil General Hospital & Women Healthcar... South Korea Seoul ---    

Best doctors for Mammography

Following are the best doctors for Mammography in the world:

1 Dr. Mandeep Singh Surgical Oncologist Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dha...
2 Dr. N. Jithendran Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon Fortis Malar Hospital, Ch...
3 Dr. Mona Bhatia Radiologist Fortis Escorts Heart Inst...
4 Dr. Mohd Fadzil Tahir Radiologist Gleneagles Hospital
5 Dr. Soon Tong Oon Radiologist Pantai Hospital, Penang
6 Dr. Saw Chong Beng Radiologist Pantai Hospital, Penang
7 Dr. med. Katrin Kadow Radiologist Herzinstitut Berlin
8 Prof. Dr. Eugene Lisbon Radiologist European Medical Center (...

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