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

Breast imaging includes a wide range of services, but of these mammography is the most often discussed. It is the gold standard for breast cancer screening.

Mayfair Diagnostics has been leading the way in breast imaging in Canada since we first opened our doors and now, we are the first in Western Canada to introduce state-of-the-art mammography technology that gives patients the option to adjust the level of breast compression during their exam. Learn more about our newest technology and patient-assisted compression.

Your physician may recommend breast imaging for a number of reasons:

  • To examine the internal structure of the breast tissue in both men and women for early detection of cancer.
  • To determine the cause of pain and tenderness or a lump in your breast.
  • To detect, locate, and determine the stage of breast cancer, as well as assess the effects of chemotherapy.
  • To distinguish between scar tissue and recurrent tumors.
  • To evaluate the integrity of breast implants.

With our full complement of breast imaging technologies, it can be confusing to determine what screening is best for you and how often you should get screened. To help answer some of these questions, you can go to and receive a personalized screening recommendation. 

Our newest technology, the GE Senographe Prinstina Dueta mammography system, is now available at four locations in Calgary.  Mayfair Diagnostics was the first to bring this technology to Western Canada – it gives patients the option to adjust their own level of breast compression during their mammogram.


  • 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.


Click on your exam below to find out how to prepare, what happens during your exam and where it is offered.

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 nine 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.