The breast screening and assessment centre at Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) wanted to provide the best possible care for local patients and has purchased a Hologic Selenia Dimensions 3D mammography system for its new static screening site at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality.
The centre treats more than 550 breast cancer patients a year using the latest surgical, radiological and oncological techniques. The screening service provides imaging for the population of Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland and North Durham, and also oversees the breast screening programme for Cumbria.
Programme manager for the breast screening and assessment centre Alison Barker said: “We are thrilled to have this equipment in Newcastle as women who live in the west of the city will no longer need to travel to the city centre for breast screening. This service will hopefully also increase the uptake for screening now that access for these ladies is so much easier.
Hologic breast health sales specialist for Scotland and the north-east Lynne Callan added: “The breast unit has invested in equipment that will give them the highest degree of confidence in their diagnosis and a rapid screening option for patients.”
Picture: Assistant practitioners Jan Collins and Erika Ridley with senior radiographer Gemma Lewis.
Published on page 28 of the July 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.