What We Treat
We offer state-of-the-art facilities at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth where the Breast Unit provide a comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment of breast concerns.
The team of specialist breast surgeons working in partnership with their colleagues in Imaging and Pathology ensure patients are seen and investigated in the same appointment. This provides the patient the reassurance of receiving results on the same day, wherever possible, and continuity of care with the Breast Unit team allowing for fast-track referrals.
At the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth we work hard to provide the best information and support for people affected by breast cancer. The Breast Unit team understands the impact diagnosis and treatment of breast conditions can have on the patient and their family, and are committed to a unique philosophy of holistic care to provide practical and emotional support to all involved.
During our Breast Clinics, Consultant Radiologists with specialist expertise in breast imaging are available to report mammograms and perform ultrasound examinations. All are double read. Our team of Mammographers are state-registered radiographers with specialist post-graduate training in breast imaging.
We offer the following services for both routine screening and symptomatic patients:
All this ensures you get the best possible assessment.
Our Full-Field Digital Mammography system offers our patients shorter examination times, lower radiation doses, and excellent image quality.
Self referral mammography is available for women over the age of 40 who have no obvious breast problems and have not had mammography within the past 12 months.
Ultrasound is widely used in the assessment of breast conditions. It is recognised to be the better examination for younger women. Our high resolution colour doppler ultrasound scanner is used for detailed examinations of specific breast abnormalities and as guidance for core biopsy and fine needle aspiration of breast abnormalities.
Breast MRI is a recognised diagnostic investigation for specific breast pathologies, and where clinically indicated is undertaken on our 3T MRI scanner.
Steve Barnes - Hospice Director