Bring with you to your appointment your:
- Government issued health card (OHIP card)
- If your appointment is at Mount Sinai or Women's College Hospital: Your Mount Sinai or Women’s College Hospital card. You will need to allow extra time before your appointment to get a card for that hospital.
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- Any breast imaging studies, such as a mammogram or breast ultrasound, that were not done at UHN, Mount Sinai Hospital or Women's College Hospital
- Paper requisition form from your doctor (if applicable). If you have been referred through the Ontario Breast Screening Program or by a UHN doctor you do not need a paper requisition form.
When you arrive at the Breast Imaging Centre, please check in at the reception desk. After checking in, you will be asked to remove your clothing from the waist up, put on a hospital gown, and have a seat in the patient waiting area. When it is your turn, a technologist will come to the waiting area and call your name.
You will be given a form to fill out. This form contains questions about your background. We collect this information to find out who we serve and what unique needs you may have.
The form is voluntary and you can choose ‘prefer not to answer’ to any or all questions. However, the information you chose to give us will help us improve the quality of care for you and others.
There are several different types of breast imaging tests. Breast imaging tests are used to help detect breast cancer early, to diagnose breast cancer and to monitor treatment if you have breast cancer. At the Breast Imaging Centre, we use the latest digital imaging equipment.
Learn more about what to expect if you are having a:
Princess Margaret is a certified affiliate of the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP).Learn more about the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) [opens in new window] »
Please allow at least 1 hour for your scheduled appointment. If you have more than one examination scheduled at the Breast Imaging Centre, you should allow for more time.
We do our best to stay on time. Unfortunately, your appointment may be delayed by unforeseen circumstances. We recommend that you come prepared for delays. For example, make arrangements for babysitting, elder care and parking so that you can accommodate a longer than usual appointment.