By appointment only

Covered by the RAMQ

Our mammography is a designated screening center (CDD) recognized by the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services for Breast Cancer Screening (PQDCS) and accredited by the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) »

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Appointments available at the following clinic:

Radiologie LaSalle

Mammography is a specialized examination for early cancer detection and diagnosis of other common breast diseases. In addition to mammography, if necessary, we offer a breast ultrasound Service.Screening mammograms are covered by the RAMQ beginning at age 40:
  • With a doctor's prescription for women aged 40 to 49 or age 70 and over;
  • With an invitation letter from PQDCS or a doctor's prescription for women aged 50 to 69.
Diagnostic mammograms for women of all ages with a prescription from a doctor are also covered by the RAMQ.Also offered
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided cyst puncture

Following your registration, the technologist performs your digital Mammography. During the exam, the breast is compressed to reduce its thickness to obtain a precise image and to reduce the quantity of radiation required. The risk of developing a cancer as a result of repeated mammograms is practically nonexistent. Some women may feel some sensitivity to breast compression. It is usually brief and transitory and you should not worry.

Approximatively 15 minutes

Digital screening mammography or additional mammography: Breast ultrasound____________________________
  • No fees, covered by the RAMQ.
  • 5$ for each copy of report for your personal file - 10$ for each copy of the images on CD for your personal file


If your breasts are sensitive it is preferable to avoid coffee, tea, chocolate and colas during the two weeks prior to the exam. For the same reason, It is recommended to have the mammography within 10 days of the start of your period or when your breast are less sensitive. You can take two Acetaminophen (Tylenol*) or Ibuprofen 1 hour before the exam.

Do not use deodorant, powder, cream or perfume on your breasts and armpits. These products cause false images that can be mistaken for lesions.

We suggest you wear two-piece clothing as you only need to remove the top to complete the exam.

To reduce any anxiety which may be related to the mammography exam or complementary tests, we suggest to:

Make a list of all the questions you want to ask your doctor. Feel free to share openly your fears and concerns. We encourage you to write down the answers we give you.

If you wish, you may be accompanied by another person as two people often retain more elements and details.

Ask when you should be getting your exam results so as not to worry unnecessarily.



The most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Quebec.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Quebec. It is estimated that one woman in nine may develop this kind of cancer during her life. Being a woman and getting older are the two main risk factors. Having a family history of breast cancer (maternal, grandmother, mother, sister, etc.) is also a risk factor, but the majority of women do not have a family history of breast cancer. Even if you do not feel anything, mammography can find very small changes in your breasts. Mammography is currently recognized as the most effective method to detect breast cancer. It is possible that after learning the results of your mammogram, your doctor (or the radiologist) invites you to undergo further testing. This does not necessarily mean that you have breast cancer. In the vast majority of cases, there is no breast cancer. Indeed, in the context of screening, the majority of examinations reveal more noncancerous lesions.

These additional tests may include:

X-ray imagesTaking additional mammograms to clarify the nature of the lesion. UltrasoundThis exam is complementary to mammography. It is use to re-evaluation a given area, or to further look at mammographically dense breasts. Breast MRI, magnetic resonanceUses a magnetic field. It is indicated in combination with mammography in patients at high risk of cancer. Or, occasionnally, to assess the extent of a known breast cancer. Fine needle biopsyCell sampling performed with a fine needle in the location where a lesion is found in the breast.

Core needle biopsyTissue sampling with a larger needle in a breast lesion. Surgical biopsySample of a portion of the lesion through surgery. Stereotactic localizationAllows placement of a wire in a non-palpable lesion with computer guidance. This wire serves as a guide for surgical removal at the precise area where the lesion is located.

Contact details and opening hours

LASALLE1500 rue Dollard, Bureau 101LaSalle, Quebec, H8N 1T5 Monday to Friday8h00 to 16h00

LACHINE2600, rue Victoria, Suite BLachine, Quebec, H8S 1Z3 Monday to Friday9h00 to 16h30

DELSON58, Boulevard Marie-VictorinDelson, Quebec, J5B 1A9 Monday to Thrusday8h30 to 20h00Friday8h30 to 16h00Saturday10h00 to 16h00

RADIOLOGIE METRO MONK2529, rue Allard, bureau 100Montréal, Québec, H4E 2L4 Monday to Friday9h00 to 16h30

ÎLE-DES-SOEURS8, Place du Commerce, # 200Île-des-Soeurs, Quebec, H3E 1N3 Monday to Friday9h00 to 16h30

ÉCHO QUATUOR800 rue du Square-Victoria, suite 2720Montreal, Quebec, H3C 0B4 Monday to Friday9h00 to 16h30