Mammograms are images of breast tissue captured using ionizing radiation. At QHC routine mammograms are performed at Belleville General Hospital and Trenton Memorial Hospital three (3) days a week and at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital once a week.
The mammography program at QHC adheres to the standards set out by the Canadian Association of Radiologists Mammography Accreditation Program (CAR MAP).
If you are experiencing any breast symptoms consult with your physician to arrange for non routine/non OBSP diagnostic imaging of the breast.
How to Book a Routine or OBSP Mammogram Appointment
To book your routine/OBSP screening mammogram appointment, call the Diagnostic Booking office at 613 969 7400 ext. 2494 between 0800 and 1600 hrs. Please have your health card ready. A series of questions will be asked which will assist us in ensuring the correct appointment is booked and that all relevant mammogram images are available to the radiologist when they report your exam.
Attending the Exam
Belleville General Hospital: Please arrive at the Diagnostic Imaging department main office 15 minutes prior to your appointment time.
Trenton Memorial: Please arrive at the Diagnostic Imaging Main Office 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. Bring your health card and requisition with you. Appointments scheduled through the OBSP program do not require a requisition. This is also where QHC's Comprehensive Breast Assessment Centre is located (more info below)
Prince Edward County Memorial: Please arrive at the Patient Registration desk 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. Bring your health card and requisition with you. Appointments scheduled through the OBSP program do not require a requisition.
Preparing for the Exam
You should wear a comfortable two piece outfit and avoid wearing any deodorants or powders.
During the Exam
Please click on any of the following links to find out more about your exam.
After the Exam
Your mammogram images will be reported by a Radiologist and an official report will be sent to the ordering physician.
In some cases, follow up imaging of the breast may be requested by the Radiologist. If this is necessary, then staff from the Comprehensive Breast Assessment Centre at Trenton Memorial Hospital will call you to arrange an appointment.
Comprehensive Breast Assessment
Comprehensive Breast Assessment (CBA), located at Trenton Memorial Hospital, offers a coordinated approach to the assessment and diagnosis of breast health concerns.
Services may include:
- Screening mammography (an x-ray image of the breast)
- Diagnostic mammography (special views to diagnosis breast problems)
- Breast ultrasound (use of sound waves to create images of the breast
- Image-guided core biopsies (removal of a small sample of breast tissue)
- Breast MRI
- Onsite radiologist specializing in breast imaging
- Surgical referrals
- Breast health navigation
QHC’s Breast Assessment Centre is accredited through the Canadian Association of Radiologists Mammography Accreditation Program.