Magseed clip insertion

What is Magseed?  Magseed is a sterile, surgical grade steel clip that is about the size of a grain of rice. It is inserted prior to surgery next to the breast cancer to help guide surgeons during a breast lumpectomy.  How is a Magseed placed in my breast?  The Magseed is placed with the help of either an ultrasound or a mammogram. A needle is inserted into the tumour within the breast under local anaesthetic and the Magseed is placed. This will performed by your Radiologist.  How does it help during surgery? During your operation, the surgeon uses a handheld probe called Sentimag®, which works like a metal detector, to […]

What is ultrasound?

Ultrasound is a diagnostic technique that uses high frequency sound waves to produce pictures of internal tissues and organs. During this procedure, a special gel is spread onto the area to be examined, then a transducer (small hand-held probe which emits sound waves) is passed over the area. The echoes it picks up are converted into an image, which is then reviewed by a Consultant Radiologist, who produces a written report for the consultant surgeon. Ultrasound scans are painless. The ultrasound exam lasts approximately 15 minutes. The most common procedures using ultrasound include: Breast scan Examination of the axilla Guided fine needle aspiration cytology and core biopsy  Guided skin marking […]

Symptoms of Breast Cancer

If you are concerned about a new lump or swelling please get in touch with your GP. Most lumps found in the breast are non-cancerous and benign but it is always best to have them checked. The most common symptoms and signs of breast cancer you should look out for are: If you feel a new lump, swelling or tissue thickness either in your breast, under your armpits A change in the size or shape of either or both your breasts If the skin of your breasts starts showing signs of dimpling or puckering Your breast starts to look more reddish or inflamed Any change in the appearance of your […]

What is X-Ray?

This is the most common type of x-ray investigation. X-Ray is a form of invisible, short wavelength, electromagnetic energy. Low doses can be passed through tissues to produce images of bones, organs and internal tissues. At 108 X-Ray and Imaging these images are processed through a CR reader, which converts them into a digital image. Most commonly x-rays include: ‘Stork views’ – to exclude pelvic instability for ‘Gilmore’s Groin’ Abdomen Ankles  Cervical spine  Chest  Hips  Knees  Lumbar spine  Pelvis

Breast Screening Mammograms

Breast screening helps detect cancer or any other abnormalities at an early stage. This helps with early treatment. To help with early detection, women are advised to get their mammograms annually done, once they reach age 40 and over. You can self refer for your mammogram provided you have no breast symptoms and are registered with a NHS GP. At 108 Harley Street, our walk-in imaging clinic offers you rapid diagnostic tests which include routine breast mammography, ultrasounds for women below the age of 40 and other procedures like biopsies, cyst aspiration and marker insertions all under one roof. Early detection gives us the chance to treat it before the cancer spreads […]

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