Appointments are required for all exams except X-ray, which is offered on a walk-in basis. Requisitions are required for every appointment.

Breast Imaging

Diagnostic mammography exams and breast ultrasound are often requested to investigate a specific concern, either to identify a cause for symptoms or if a doctor has discovered an abnormality.

Screening mammography exams, on the other hand, use the same technology, but are requested to help detect disease before they cause symptoms and while they can still be successfully treated. 

Mayfair Diagnostics has been leading the way in breast imaging in Canada since we first opened our doors. We were the first in Western Canada to use state-of-the-art mammography technology that gives patients the option to adjust the level of breast compression during their exam.

Read the following articles to learn more about our newest technology and other breast imaging topics:


  • If tenderness is an issue, stay on a caffeine free-diet. Delay booking until it subsides.
  • Wear a two-piece outfit so you can change for the exam more comfortably.


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Our Technology

Our four GE Senographe Pristina units are the next generation in mammography technology and feature the option for patient-assisted compression, as well as being designed to reshape and improve the mammography experience for patients, technologists, and radiologists.

Our other eight full-field digital mammography machines are equipped with technology that provides traditional 2D images of the breast combined with a 3D scan of the breast that can then be viewed in slices (tomosynthesis). This provides a greater level of detail and a clearer view of the breast tissue with a very small dose of radiation, allowing us to give our patients the very best care.