Full Field Digital Mammography

Breast Health

High quality mammography is the single most efficient imaging modality for diagnosis of breast disease.

Through continued improvement in equipment and techniques, the quality of the images produced has improved and the radiation dosage decreased.

Mammography is a highly specialised area of breast imaging. It is defined by the quality of equipment used, the technical skills required to perform the procedure correctly and the expertise of the professional interpreting the mammogram.

A mammographer is a diagnostic radiographer who has specialized in mammograms. Maintaining excellent quality control is very important, resulting in earlier detection of breast cancer.

Several large studies conducted around the world show that mammograms can reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer for women ages 40 to 74, especially for those over age 50.

Early breast cancers can present in many different ways on a mammogram. Although an experienced physician can detect a palpable mass, mammography is able to detect a non-palpable lesion up to 3 years before it becomes palpable.

A mammogram, when performed by an experienced mammographer, is not a painful procedure. At most, it may be a little uncomfortable. However, the short-term discomfort outweighs the long-term benefits.


Apffelstaedt, Hoosain & Associates is a multi-disciplinary Breast, Thyroid and Parathyroid centre offering comprehensive clinical, and appropriate imaging assessment services, for any breast, thyroid and parathyroid health and cancer-related matters.


47 Hennie Winterbach St
Panorama , Cape Town 7500

Paramount Healthcare Centre
Windhoek, Cnr. Heliodoor & Gen. Murtala Ramat Muhammed Streets
Eros, Windhoek, Namibia


Cape Town +27 (0)21 930 2662 Sharecall (SA Only) 08600 62662 Namibia +264 (0) 61 287 1125 (Direct) / +264 (0)61 287 1103 (PHCC reception)
South African Practice: info@apffelstaedt.com
Namibian Practice: apffelstaedt@paramounthcc.com
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