The Breast Imaging Department is located on the Lower Ground Floor at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
The department comprises of two GE Pristina mammography machines, installed Autumn 2023, and are both capable of stereo intervention and tomosynthesis with a view to offering Contrast Enhanced Mammography in the future.
We also have three Siemens Sequoia ultrasound machines installed April 2022, one of which has elastography.
The department images both male and female patients as part of the one stop triple assessment clinics held daily Monday to Friday. We also image an extensive number of post-surgery surveillance patients, family history patients and patients referred from other specialities within the hospital and GPs.
We frequently undertake 14G biopsies, 7G and 10G vacuum assisted biopsies, RF seed placement and hook wire localisations using both stereotactic and ultrasound guidance. We also use ultrasound guidance to aspirate cysts, abscess and seromas.
Our breast imaging team consists of Advanced Practitioners and Mammographers who have undertaken extensive further post graduate training and qualifications in a mix of ultrasound, mammographic image interpretation, stereo intervention and ultrasound intervention. We work closely with the wider breast team and participate within the breast MDT meetings.
Alongside the Consultant Radiologists the Advanced Practitioners conduct a wide range of image reporting, ultrasound and interventional procedures allowing Advanced Practitioner led clinics on a weekly basis.
We are located on the Lower Ground Floor within the Radiology Department