Breast Health Center and Mammography

Mammography Overview
Mammography Resources and Information
Mammography FAQ's
Mammography Contact Us

 

OVERVIEW

At Windsor Regional Hospital’s Breast Health Centre, our goal is to improve and accelerate every step patients have with the health system from initial referral, to assessment, diagnosis and referral for treatment. Patient care is supported by the most advanced screening tools and access to a multidisciplinary care team, Windsor Regional Hospital offers “one-stop”, patient-centred coordinated care in a setting built for patient comfort and privacy.

The care providers at the Breast Health Centre include a multidisciplinary care team of mammography technologists, radiologists, ultrasound technologists, surgeons, and a patient navigator, who coordinate additional testing throughout the diagnostic journey.

Our Services:

  • Digital Mammography 
  • Magnification Views 
  • Ultrasound 
  • Ultrasound and Mammography Guided Biopsy 
  • Referral for Surgical Consultation 
  • Patient Resources 
For more information on breast screening, visit Cancer Care Ontario’s website

Mammography

A mammogram is a special type of x-ray performed of the breast. Windsor Regional Hospital operates three mammography units that are all accredited by the Canadian Association of Radiologists under a strict quality inspection program. The service is also associated with the Ontario Breast Screening Program.

All of our Mammography Staff are certified under the Ontario College of Medical Radiation Technologists.

 

RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

Breast Screening for Women 50 – 74

The Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) is a program of Cancer Care Ontario. The OBSP provides high-quality breast cancer screening for women aged 50 to 74 years. Breast cancer screening is free-of-charge for women in Ontario.

Women between the ages of 50-74 do not require a referral from your - primary care physician. To book your OBSP appointment (Mammogram) at the Met Campus, please call 519-254-5577, Ext. 52546.

Breast Screening for Women at High Risk?

Windsor Regional Hospital is a designated Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) High Risk Screening Site. We perform annual Mammograms & MRI for women 30-69 that are determined to be at “high risk” for breast cancer based on their personal or family history or a known gene mutation (BRCA1/BRCA2, etc.) To receive high risk breast screening you must be referred by a primary care provider and have genetic counselling and/or testing to determine eligibility for the program.


The OBSP High Risk Screening Centre:
  • Provides genetic counselling and assessments for women who may be at high risk for breast cancer (if appropriate); 
  • Offers annual screening mammography and breast MRI for women who have been confirmed to be at high risk for breast cancer;
  • Facilitates follow-up breast assessment services for women who require extra tests; and 
  • Sends annual reminder letters for breast MRI and Mammogram scheduled on the same day.


FAQ's

How do I prepare for a mammogram?

Please do not wear any deodorant or powder to your mammogram appointment. Wear a 2-piece outfit if possible. When you arrive in the Mammography department, check in at the reception desk.  The clerk will ask you for your health card and verify your name and date of birth. 

How long will the test take?

The test will take 5 - 10 minutes.

What should I expect during the test?

The technologist will bring you into the room and ask you to answer a few questions about yourself and your family history.  They will explain the exam to you and answer any questions  you may have. The technologist will then begin the exam and position you appropriately.  Expect to feel pressure from the compression.  A certain amount of pressure is necessary for a good mammogram so it is important for patients to know that each picture only takes a few seconds.  You should not feel any discomfort after your mammogram.  

 

CONTACT US

For questions about patient appointments, please call Centralized Booking at 519-254-1727.

Met Campus - Breast Health Centre, First Floor
Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Manager, Diagnostic Imaging
Sarah George
519-254-5577, ext. 33030
Sarah.George@wrh.on.ca

Director, Diagnostic Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Cardiopulmonary, EEG and PFT

Colleen Nelson
519-254-5577, ext. 52444
Colleen.Nelson@wrh.on.ca