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During this procedure two images are
taken of each breast by compressing the
tissue between two plates. The Consultant
Radiologist will then check the images and
may recommend some additional views or
complementary ultrasound to ensure the
optimal assessment is achieved.
This is an imaging technique using sound
waves. The Consultant Radiologist applies
gel to the breast and moves a probe over
the breast to examine the breast tissue.
The Consultant may then decide to take
a sample of tissue using the ultrasound to
locate the exact area. Samples can be taken
by fine needle aspiration or a core biopsy.
Fine Needle Aspiration
Using a fine needle and syringe, cells
are collected from the breast tissue. The
procedure can be uncomfortable but only
lasts a few minutes. This specimen is often
looked at immediately by the Consultant
Cytologist on site and the results are
usually available within the hour.
This procedure takes a tiny piece of tissue
from the breast, under local anaesthetic.
More than one sample may be required
to ensure an adequate amount of tissue
The procedure takes a minimum of
15-20 minutes and patients will receive
preliminary results on the day. Complete
results and lab analyses will be available
within 24-48 hours.
If your patient needs any of these tests,
they will be accompanied at all times by
a member of our nursing team.
Specialist Breast Care Nurse
A Specialist Breast Care Nurse is available
during the clinics to help explain the
procedures and to provide any additional
Our One-Stop Breast Clinic also
provides the following benefits:
• Clinical Nurse Specialists
• Counselling rooms
• Genetic counselling cancer service
• Micro bubble treatment
• Psychosexual counselling
Psychology support with a Consultant
• Survival wellness support programme
If you have any questions or need
further information, please do not
hesitate to contact us.
To book an appointment with us, please contact our GP Liaison Department on:
01732 775 800
or Email:[email protected]
On completion of the investigations, the
Consultant will discuss these results with
your patient and outline any further steps
that may be needed.
One-Stop Breast Clinic