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Mammography is a type of x-ray.

Mammography is a type of x-ray to look for growths or changes in breast tissue.

Contact Details

Northern Lights Regional Health Centre

7 Hospital Street
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 1P2
1-800-667-0604 (Appointments)
780-788-1332, 780-643-4679
Getting There

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Hours of Operation

Service is provided by appointment only.

Service Providers May Include
medical radiation technologists (MRTs), radiologists

Based on Albertan recommendations (guidelines):
Women, aged 45 to 74, who live in Alberta and have no symptoms and no personal/family history are eligible for regular breast cancer screening using mammograms every 2 years.
If you're between the ages of 45 and 74, you're automatically included in the Alberta Breast Cancer Screening program. Once you turn 50, and if you haven't had a screening mammogram in Alberta already, you'll receive a letter letting you know that you're at an age when screening is important and inviting you to get screened.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

For ages 45 to 74: you can book a screening mammogram without a referral or requisition.
For ages 40 to 44: you'll need a referral or requisition from your healthcare provider for your first screening mammogram. After that, you can book future mammogram appointments by providing the name of your healthcare provider.
For ages 75 and older: if you choose to continue screening, you'll need a referral from your healthcare provider.

Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Service Languages
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Service Locations
Also Known As
DI, Mammo
Diagnostic Imaging Mammography Services, Mammography Services
Mammogram, Radiography