BREAST IMAGING

Screening

We can perform annual screening mammograms on women aged between 40 and 50 years. Women can self-refer or request this through their GP. Thereafter, you will be invited every year through our established annual recall programme.

Women over 50 years may wish to be screened on NHS Breast Screening programme or continue with private screening.

Requests for mammograms on women below 40 years should be discussed with our Breast Radiologists.

Symptomatic cases

Symptomatic cases should be referred by a GP or Consultant for mammography and breast ultrasound. Please ring the Forrest Centre and fax through a request form.

Breast intervention

The following are performed -

Core biopsy/FNA
Breast localisation
Mammotomes

Sentinal node imaging is performed on all patients suitable for wide local excision.


MRI Breast

This is performed in the Main Radiology MRI scanner using dedicated coils.


Want more information about having a mammogram?

Please visit the RCR virtual department website's mammography page.