A female radiographer will attend to you. She will first ask a few questions regarding your medical history. During the procedure, the radiographer will request for you to undress to the waist before taking the x-ray. Each breast will then be x-rayed separately. You may experience some discomfort lasting for a few seconds while the breast is being compressed during the procedure. Compression of the breast is necessary in order to obtain a more detailed image of the structures within the breast.